From: email@example.com (Maynard James Handley)
Subject: Sparkle 2.1.2 MPEG player for Macs
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 1994 10:24:46 GMT
Sparkle 2.12 A mac-look-and-feel MPEG and QT player and converter.
This should replace Sparkle 2.1 in the info-mac archives.
This version makes the following changes to Sparkle 2.1
* A few minor bugs were fixed.
* One major bug was fixed, which required extensive reworking of Sparkle
internals. This is why I haven't been able to get this version out
* Somewhat better (though not yet great) support for QT movies with only
sound and no video.
* In reponse to many mail message from people who didn't understand the
new features in 2.1, I've added a lot more documentation, in the
ReadMe 2nd file, and I've added balloon help.
You will get slightly better results with this version if you throw away
your old Sparkle preferences file (in the Preferences folder in the
System folder) before running Sparkle 2.12.
This isn't essential but will improve performance a little.
* is not PPC native
* does not support sound
* does not support apple events
* does not support online help
These are all high priorities, pretty much in that order.
As always, if you find any bug or anomaly in this code please tell me.
The sooner you tell me, the sooner I'll fix it.
As always there remain a few rough edges to this program, though I hope
most of them won't be too distressing to users. Like previous rough
edges, they'll be done away with in time.
!!! If you write to me PLEASE give me a decent address I can reply to.
!!! About 10% of the e-mail I receive has a bogus return address---I try
!!! to reply to you and a few hours or days later I get a message from the
!!! mail system that my mail could not be delivered.
!!! This is very frustrating to me and a waste of your and my time.
!!! I have NEVER just ignored mail sent to me about Sparkle. If I don't
!!! reply to you, it's because you sent me mail with a garbage return address.
!!! Check out your mail system and write to me again when it works properly.
WHAT IS IT?
Sparkle plays MPEGs, PICTs and QT movies and converts between them. It is
multifinder friendly and, with enough memory, will open multiple
documents at once.
It is free.
System 7 or greater.
QuickTime 1.6 or greater.
An 020 based mac or greater.
This version requires the Thread Manager.
You can ftp Sparkle from
URL=ftp://sumex-aim.stanford.edu/info-mac/grf/util/or ] ]
(or a mirror like mrcnext.cso.uiuc.edu)
You can ftp the Thread Manager from
URL=ftp://ftp.apple.com/dts/mac/sys.soft/extensions/Thread_manager_201.hqxor ] ]
July 28 1994