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Apple Media Tool 2.1

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Apple_Media_Tool.img_.sit (267.15 MB)
MD5: 873001af211ba5796269835e3e3d9d38
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (324.80 MB)
MD5: 2bac0d3d34fa2ec7f69a15d190902120
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
Guides on emulating older applications

Apple Media Tool is a visual authoring environment that lets you assemble and synchronize graphics, text, sound files, and QuickTime and QuickTime VR movies into interactive multimedia titles. Apple Media Tool requires no scripting or programming. If you know how to use a mouse, you can create your own cross-platform applications, CD-ROMs, and kiosks.

QuickTime and QuickTime VR support
Apple Media Tool 2.1 supports PICT files, AIFF and WAV sound files, RTF (rich format text), and QuickTime and QuickTime VR movies. With Drag and Drop, you can easily place media into your projects. Even QuickTime VR files are a breeze with AMT.

Easy multimedia authoring
AMT 2.1 provides precise control over media. You can play, stop, go to the beginning, or jump to specific times within audio and QuickTime media. You can even "step" through QuickTime media frame-by-frame, or play an audio file continuously through your project.

Apple Media Tool 2.1 provides some of the most precise control over QuickTime VR media available. You can jump to specific angles in QuickTime VR panoramic movies, return to the last angle, jump to nodes in multi-node VR movies, and with new variable warp correction, VR movies look better in AMT.

Want to launch applications or open URLs? AMT makes it easy. No scripting or XCMDs are needed; you can launch apps or link to your favorite web sites with simple pull-down and pop-up menu commands.

AMT provides flexibility for PICT images. It supports flipbook animation, picture scrolling, and a picture view and offset user interface control. You can also use dynamic media switching to switch media files on the fly.

Apple Media Tool supports hot text and key down commands, AppleScript to automate projects, a new printing architecture, custom color palettes, and much more.

Cross-platform compatibility
AMT allows you to build your project once and develop it for Macintosh, Windows 3.1 and Windows 95. You can even put both versions on the same CD since they share the same media!

Smarter media management
Apple Media Tool stores media separately from the application making it easy to substitute content and reducing application size. AMT also runs complete projects faster than many multimedia authoring tools.

Greater flexibility
Sold separately, the Apple Media Tool Programming Environment allows programmers to further customize AMT features. Unlike Macromedia authoring tools, there are no licensing fees for retail distribution of AMT titles.

Architecture: 68k PPC


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by MikeTomTom - 2019, April 16 - 4:00am

Awesome. Many thanks for the new hybrid. - ImgBurn?

Anyway, ImgBurn will copy not only Mac/Win hybrids but all Mac CD/DVD media correctly to .iso,
or bin/cue. - It works out the correct type to create on the fly. - Just putting the CD into the drive is all you need to do (besides choosing somewhere to save the image to). If you enjoy the minutes route more,
as opposed to the hours route.

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by krausjxotv - 2019, April 16 - 2:29am

I have added an image of the hybrid disc. Creating the disc image on my Windows 8.1 computer took less time, minutes instead of hours, than creating the .sit archive.

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by MikeTomTom - 2019, April 16 - 1:03am

Well, thank you once again. I had never imaged I would see a full CD copy of this, until now.

There is an existing page for AMT 2.x here at the MG, but I think that that page will quietly disappear, as this addition surpasses it.

Of note tho' and I'm sorry to be the one to mention this, as I may once again beg you to re-do this image...

The box scans don't allude to it, but the enclosed ReadMe doc inside the mounted image claims that this should be a hybrid Mac/Windows disc.

If so, I would like to see the image re-done to include both the Mac and Windows parts. If not, the following "how-to" may be of use anyway, should you have hybrid disks in your possession.

This can be done either by using ImgBurn on Windows - which is straight-forward with ImgBurn - simply load the CD and click "Create image file from disc" and let ImgBurn do it's thing and create an .iso image which you can then zip compress before uploading.

Or, on your PowerMac 5260 or 9600 running a classic Mac OS. This is also easy but requires two tools.
1. Joliet Volume Access - 2nd download on that page, "JVA_2.1b5.sit" (contains Joliet Control Panel & Extension). Install this 1st, reboot, and with the registration given on the download page, activate the Control Panel before using.
2. Virtual CD/DVD-ROM Utility - 3rd download on that page, "virtual-cd-dvd-ute-10d3.sit".

Via the "Joliet Control" Control Panel, switch a mounted Mac CD partition to mounting the Windows partition. - Click/select the name of the mounted CD in the Control Panel, then click the "Sessions" button, then click/select the Windows CD name that appears, if there is a Windows partition and click "Mount".

This step is necessary on classic Mac systems to rip hybrid CD's containing Mac and Windows partitions. With the Mac partition mounted, only the Mac part is saved, but with the Windows partition mounted, both parts are saved. Weird but true.

With the Windows part of the CD mounted, run the "Virtual CD/DVD-ROM Utility" and click the "Save image" button, locate the Windows CD on the desktop and save. This will write the CD to an ".iso" image file. Once done, eject the CD from the drive and Quit the utility. If all goes well, you can double-click the saved .iso file to test and it will mount both the Mac and Windows parts onto the desktop.

You could also use Toast 4.x in Mac OS 7.x or Toast 5.x in Mac OS 9.x (along with "Joliet Volume Access" to mount the Windows partition first), but the Utility is fast, simple to use, lightweight and creates nice flat .iso images suitable for any platform, so its also worth a look.