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QTVR Player 1.0 (and QTVR files)

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
QTVR.img_.sit (9.64 MB)
MD5: 3209f2a5878cd0e34407890e24e31478
For System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
QT2_VR-more.sit (86.36 MB)
MD5: 3994415885395f17954da93360bfd85e
For System 7.0 - 7.6
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

QTVRPlayer. Part of QT-VR 1.0

Player for the once popular QTVR (QuickTime Virtual Reality) video files.
Some sample files and two helper apps to create QTVR objects and panorama are included.

download #2 has a few more bits about QuickTime2 and QTVR, of the same 1990's time period as the 1st download.

These are media files which can be played in many more modern QuickTime players, this here original player app isn't required.

Architecture: 68k PPC

Some files don't play with SheepShaver (Mac OS 7.6).
Probably due to non-matching QT version.


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by SkyCapt - 2017, July 20 - 1:07pm

I added a 2nd download with a few more bit things.

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by SkyCapt - 2017, June 30 - 1:02pm

QTVR = QuickTime Virtually Reality, 360' horizontal panoramic pictures and some vertical panning is possible too.

Of the 17 movie files in this archive, most are single-node meaning one view location. There are 3 that have multiple nodes and a way to tour them by clicking on certain hot spots, the mouse cursor changes shape when it is touching a hot spot.

Multi-node movie filenames are "TMC" music studio (2 nodes), London's "Piccadilly" (3 nodes), and San Francisco's "alcatraz" prison (a very many nodes confusingly arranged). The #5 rightmost control button on the QuickTime Player window (QT v7.1.5 in OSX Tiger 10.4.8) highlights in blue where the hot spots are, and this #5 button itself is dim offline if there aren't any hot spots in the movie file.

I had thought multinode panoramas might have been a new feature to QT v3 but these three affected filedates reveal that QT v2 wasn't limited to single node panoramas. Or perhaps "VR" wasn't yet integrated into QT v2 which is why there's a separate player utility named v1.

Another multinode panorama is on-site here:
Apple Campus, it is a more advanced movie than these, in that every hot spot offers a text message and some spots are not node links at all, they only offer text info. Maybe it requires QT v3.

One of the movie files isn't playing for me, "Anza Borrego" Error "could not be opened."

"" is most likely Washington D.C. which is famous for its cherry (tree) blossoms.

Also, these movie files run in all OS8, OS9, OSX's QuickTime Player, so on newer hardware you don't need this original Viewer program for viewing these data files.