September 22nd, 1999
|[1:10 PM] Independent Film Site Made Possible With QuickTime 4
by Kyle D'Addario
DSPFilms.com has just opened their virtual doors for business. DSPFilms.com consists of two subsites, TheJunkie.com and Inetfilm.com. TheJunkie.com serves as a portal site for information on entertainment, technology, or other specialized areas of interest. Perhaps the more interesting of the two is the Inetfilm.com site. This site is serves as a type of distribution clearinghouse for independent films. DSP Films claims that Inetfilm.com is the first full blown attempt at supplanting television as the sole means of visual broadcast entertainment. How do they intend to do this? With the use of Apple Computer's own QuickTime 4. According to DSPFilms:
You can find more information about the DSP Films project at their web site.
The Mac Observer Spin: The release of QuickTime 4 and its improved streaming technology was sure to lend itself to creative uses. Publicly available, free software, with enough power to even attempt an endeavor such as this was unimaginable just a few short years ago. In a bit of irony, with some thanks to QuickTime 4, independent and experimental filmmakers may actually pave the way for more mainstream uses of QuickTime's streaming capabilities.