I have read that QuickTime for Java is esentially broken on both Windows 7 and Snow Leopard. I can't tell how broken — doesn't seem broken, but could just be my setup. I'm trying to determine whether this is a good technology stack, or if I should look elsewhere.
Objective: I want to build a specialized desktop video player and annotation program for both Mac and Windows (and Linux if possible). I think I want to use JavaFX (JavaFX as a Flash/Flex alternative that can use all Java libs and can build a decent UI.) I need to use something like QuickTime vs. Flash video as I need frame-accurate playback and wide codec support. I'd prefer to code in a relatively high-level language (not C++).
Apple seems to have abandon QT for Java. Wikipedia's QuickTime for Java page seems to sum it up well. A select quote:
So, not good.
And probably not going to look good. Ever.