When I started panoramas.dk in december 2001 Full Screen Quicktime VR was almost unknown. I started experimenting with it already in 1999 but at that time nothing at all existed on the internet.
In spring 2001 I started VR Aarhus in which I presented most of the QTVR in Fullscreen using the same way as I do in panoramas.dk
Read the timeline in the right column for more
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MacOSX: Netscape 6-7 and Mozilla have problems showing large Quicktime VR movies and sometimes also smaller. They will sometimes freeze if you try to see the fullscreens.
The last version Netscape 7.1 seems to be much better.
However one problem is that if you resize the page the movie will not stay in place anymore. It creates a Ghost image behind which even stays on the screen after you close the window.
Explorer - Safari and Camino all work OK
Mac OS - 9: If you use Netscape 4 you will not see my pages correct. You can also have problems with the first fullscreen page you open. The movie will sometimes not resize to fullscreen without reloading the page.
Explorer OS9 Warning: Do not close a fullscreen page while movie is loading.
Windows: Same as above for Netscape 4. I do not know of any problems with Explorer.
System requirements for Full Screen
Quicktime VR movies in Fullscreen uses a lot of memory for best performance. However Quicktime has a very good way of adapting its use of memory to the amount available on your computer.
This means that you can usually see also the largest movies on a very old computer (before 1999 ) but of course there will be some jerkyness in the panning. And you can also experience bad image quality when you move the panorama.
With a 350mhz Pentium or a 233 mhz Mac you should have no problems.
What sets the limit is usually the available RAM.
With only 64 mb of ram you will have problems if you have a newer system which uses lots of ram. This is the same for Windows and Mac
With a minimum of 128 mb Ram you should have no problem seeing even the largest movies.
Another important thing is your Colour setting for your monitor.
You should if possible set your colours to 24 or 32 bit (millions on a Mac)
Many people often have the colours set to 16 bit even if they have video memory (VRAM ) enough to set it to 32 bit.
This is because Windows XP is as default set to 16 bit
Read more about this and see the difference in this article about 16 bit color.
Look in your control panels for your Monitor Display (on Windows choose "settings" )
Change to 32 or 24 bit, if necessary reduce your screen resolution to minimum 800x600.
If you have VRAM enough for high resolutions there is no problem in using 1600x1200 on a large monitor. However a smaller resolution will make the movies pan more smooth.
I usually use 1600x1200 on a 22" monitor using a Mac 800mhz.
The larger monitor the more impressive the Full Screens look.
Have Fun and do not "drive too fast" I have seen people in forums describe that they gett dizzy when viewing the Fullscreens. Thats because they move the image much too fast. You actually gets the same feeling as if you turn around fast.