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Snow Leopard Build 10A421a

QuickTime X Icon

Last night Snow Leopard build 10A421a was pushed out to developers through Software Update. The update seems to contain mostly bug fixes but QuickTime has a new build, 51, and has received the new QuickTime X icon.

About QuickTime 10.0 (51)

At the time of writing this the above changes are all that have been found but as new ones are found I will post them below.

Update 7/25/09: Snow Leopard now sports some new desktop wallpapers, UNEASYsilence has full resolution versions available to download.

Snow Leopard Wallpapers

Update 7/25/09: There has been some speculation that because of the relatively small list of changes in this latest build, Apple must be getting very close to a GM release.

Update 7/26/09: I’ve heard some chatter about this latest build fixing a Wi-Fi bug many people were having with the previous build. The bug didn’t seem to be too big of a deal, what happened was the OS would report to you that there was no internet connection by placing an exclamation mark over the Wi-Fi indicator. When you checked on the alert it essentially went through a dialog box loop of Nexts and OKs trying to fix the problem. The strange thing about the bug is that the internet access did work properly, the OS just didn’t seem to know that.

Update 8/2/09: Pre-Order Snow Leopard From Amazon

Update 8/4/09: I haven’t seen any signs of this new interface but an AppleInsider reader has sent in the following image claiming that it is the new interface for embedded QuickTime files that will display when a user is using QuickTime X. This new interface is supposedly displayed when accessing local content if you are using the latest build of Snow Leopard with QuickTime X.

QuickTime X Embed

Mac Magazine Posts Images of Snow Leopard ➝

The images posted by Mac Magazine show some new features of the yet to be released Mac operating system, Snow Leopard. There isn’t much detail in Mac Magazine’s post so I’m just going to throw some text at you with an image gallery below (just in case Mac Magazine gets a take down notice from Apple, or decides to take it down themselves).

  • Put back option has been added to the Trash (a feature I’ve been waiting forever for).
  • Icon resize slider in Finder.
  • Date and time are now included in the naming scheme for screenshots.
  • New “Trim” option in the edit menu of QuickTime X.
  • Share menu in QuickTime X with iTunes and MobileMe Gallery options.

(Mac Magazine also posted some videos of Snow Leopard but unfortunately I was unable to make my own copies of them before they were taken down.)

(English Translation)

Update 5/19/09: AppleInsider has posted some images and videos from their forums depicting some more of the new features in Snow Leopard. Some of those images have been added to the gallery above.

Update 6/2/09: Flickr user inewton1974 has posted a gallery with more Snow Leopard screenshots.

Update 6/10/09: Snow Leopard is officially coming in September with all of these features and more. WWDC Keynote 2009.

Apple Potentially Killing Snapz Pro X with QuickTime X ➝

Ambrosia Software may have to compete with Apple in the screen recording space. In recent betas of Snow Leopard the QuickTime X Player has had a “Screen recording” option added to its File menu.

The QuickTime X implementation of screen recording will function similar to other screen recording applications. When the option is chosen a prompt will appear on screen asking you to start the recording. When the recording begins the prompt disappears and a small menu bar icon will appear, clicking on it will let you end the recording.

Apple has the habit of killing third party applications with new features in operating system releases. This of course worries me, I don’t want to see another Virtual Desktop and Spaces situation. I like third party developers and I want them to continue development but once Apple brings similar functionality into their OS the ability for the developer to justify further support of the app just simply isn’t there, and the sales disappear too. Ambrosia Software has a lot of other applications in their arsenal but how many small developers need to be put out of business because Apple decides to add some unique functionality to their operating system?

Image credit to feber.se.

Update 6/10/09: Apple officially announced QuickTime X at the WWDC keynote, but screen recording was not part of that announcement. We still have a few months before it gets released so it is still a possibility.