Quicktime + 3GPP is Here!!
Yeeeha! I'm now downloading Quicktime 6.3 which has support for 3GPP video. Amazingly, it's a separate download, so it won't be standard and/or easy to just send someone a link to install (say, for my parents). However, it's still pretty great that someone's finally showing support for the millions of videos that are being shot daily by Nokia 3650 owners around the globe.
I'd say shortly there will be more video taken with the 3650 than any other device ever created. Think about that for a moment. Short and grainy, yes, but video nevertheless...
Update: The 3GPP codec, like all uncommon codecs, will be downloaded and installed automatically if someone has Quicktime 6.3 and is presented with a .3gp file. Additionally, if you embed a .3gp file on your web page and an older version of Quicktime tries to read it and can't, the user will get a message that they need to upgrade. It's all quite seamless and Apple-like in that it should *just work*. The final bit of cool news is that Quicktime also plays .amr sound files as well. This means that you can start "audblogging" right now right from your Nokia Series 60 phones. Freakin awesome! Great job Apple!!