QuickTime 5 Downloads Top 1.5 Million in Less than One Week
CUPERTINO, CaliforniaApril 30, 2001Apple® today announced that QuickTime 5, Apples industry-leading software for creating, playing and streaming high-quality audio and video over the Internet, has been downloaded more than 1.5 million times during its first week of availability. QuickTime 5 is available as a free download to Mac® and Windows users at www.apple.com/quicktime.
QuickTime 5s quality, speed and UI enhancements are already a hit with Mac and Windows users, said Philip Schiller, Apples vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. QuickTime 5 builds on the success of QuickTime 4, of which 150 million copies have been distributed worldwide.
QuickTime 5 includes an enhanced user-interface with new audio controls, Hot Picks guide and QuickTime TV (QTV) channels display; a new DV codec for enhanced speed and quality; the ability for content creators to design custom interfaces for the delivery of their QuickTime content; and a component downloader to add Apples own enhancements as well as third-party plug-ins on the fly. QuickTime 5 also offers full support for MPEG-1, Flash 4 and QuickTimes new Cubic VR technology.
QuickTime 5 is available for free download at www.apple.com/quicktime. Localized versions of QuickTime 5 will be available in May 2001.
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