“QuickTime 5’s quality, speed and UI enhancements are already a hit with Mac and Windows users,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s 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 Apple’s own enhancements as well as third-party plug-ins on the fly. QuickTime 5 also offers full support for MPEG-1, Flash 4 and QuickTime’s 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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