Apple Delivers QuickTime 6 and QuickTime Broadcaster With “Jaguar” Developer Preview
QuickTime 5 Tops 100 Million Downloads
WWDC 2002, San Jose, California—May 6, 2002—Apple® today delivered QuickTime® 6 and QuickTime Broadcaster as part of the developer preview of “Jaguar,” the next major version of Mac® OS X. QuickTime 6 is Apple’s fully scalable ISO-compliant MPEG-4 solution for streaming media to the widest range of devices. Apple also announced that the demand for high-quality QuickTime content on popular web sites drove more than 100 million QuickTime 5 downloads to both Mac and Windows users within its first year of shipping. Since its launch in April 2001, QuickTime 5 has averaged more than a million downloads every three days.
“QuickTime 6 will be the best platform for creating and viewing MPEG-4 content,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “Combining QuickTime 6 with the free QuickTime Streaming Server and QuickTime Broadcaster, Apple delivers the world’s first complete media solution for creating, streaming and viewing MPEG-4 content.”
Key features of QuickTime 6 include:
- the world’s first complete media solution for MPEG-4 content creation and streaming when combined with the free QuickTime Streaming Server and QuickTime Broadcaster;
- the video codec for encoding and decoding MPEG-4 video content;
- Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), the next generation audio format;
- adherence to the Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA) 1.0 specification;
- MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 playback, ideal for content creators who wish to preview and share work throughout the production process;
- DVC Pro (PAL) support;
- an updated user interface for easier access to QuickTime content; and
- skip protection enhancements.
QuickTime is Apple’s industry-leading standards-based software for developing, producing and delivering high quality audio and video over IP, wireless and broadband networks. QuickTime ships with more than 150 digital camera models, demonstrating consumer electronics companies’ use of QuickTime to provide consumers with the highest quality media playback experience. More than one dozen new software titles incorporating QuickTime ship each day, as content creators worldwide choose QuickTime to deliver the fullest media experience.
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