Apple Gazette Video: Exploring the new features of Safari 3

I’m trying something a little different here. We’re experimenting with video players. Viddler is my favorite looking one so far….but I want to know what you guys think. The thing I like the most about this is the quality of the video. Hit the full screen button to get a really good look at the screencast.

Comments

  1. What OS X software can I use to record my desktop actions like shown in the above video?

  2. Michael says:

    @krye –

    The program I use is Snapz Pro.

    http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/snapzprox/

  3. You also can reopen your last session and even your last closed window if you go into the history menu. Just thought it was an important new feature that I didn’t see mentioned in the video. Very cool though, I definitely am glad that they released the beta before Leopard came out.

  4. Thanks, but a little pricey at $70!

  5. Ever heard of the free Copernicus? http://www.danicsoft.com/projects/copernicus/
    Any good? I’m stuck on a PC at work, so I’ll have to wait until I get home to try it out.

  6. Michael says:

    @krye

    I’ve never used it, but I’ll look at it.

  7. I tried it when I got home. It stinks. I can’t get it to record a movie. Blank video when used default settings. Any other settings just causes a crash.

  8. What about the memory footprint? I already find Safari 2 heavy on the memory. How does 3 compare?

  9. Safari is extremely heavy on memory, at least on Windows. When I open Firefox it occupies around 14 megs of RAM, which isn’t a lot compared to Safari’s 46mb consumption.

    On the other hand, I’ve witnessed that Safari does indeed render pages a bit faster than Firefox does, but I wouldn’t say that it’s performance is on par with the memory it consumes.

    At the moment, I wouldn’t recommend switching from Firefox to Safari, if you’re a Windows user. Right now I only use it to test HTML rendering, but I could very well “convert” in a near future, once they iron out some problems.

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