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Small Simple Windows 7 Stuff 01: QuickTime Playback

In the past few weeks that I have been playing with Windows 7, I have found many small and simple improvements that no one talks about! I’m guessing they are all talking about the big improvements.

The first of these small things is that Windows Media Player now plays QuickTime MOV files, even if you have no QuickTime Player installed! Wow — who saw that coming?

Now — too be not too patronising, Windows Media Player did throw fits while trying to play one of the movie files I asked it to play — but it did play many of them — look at the screenshot below!

Playing QuickTime in Windows 7

This should keep people who work with both Windows and Mac machines happy!

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Animoto Holiday Cards

Animoto, an online video editor that I have mentioned in an earlier blog post is coming up with holiday cards that are actually video clips you customize within the Animoto interface.

The folks at Animoto do say that the personalized holiday cards won’t be ready until December 1st — but they wanted to provide a sneak preview of the holiday greeting cards that they will make available later next month.

Animoto Holiday Cards

They also have a cool movie on their site that tells more.