[MD1] ISO Adopts QuickTime File Format as Starting Point
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[MD1] ISO Adopts QuickTime File Format as Starting Point

ISO Adopts QuickTime File Format as Starting Point for
Developing Key Component of MPEG-4 Specification

Industry Leaders Collaborate on Next Generation Multimedia Standard

CUPERTINO, California--Feb. 11, 1998--Apple Computer Inc., IBM, Netscape
Corp., Oracle Corp., Silicon Graphics Inc. and Sun Microsystems Inc. today
announced that the International Standards Organization (ISO) has adopted
the companies' joint proposal to use Apple's QuickTime File Format as the
starting point for the development of a unified digital media storage
format for the MPEG-4 specification.

The six companies now look forward to collaborating with other companies
and industry bodies to further refine the specification and QuickTime file
format--ensuring that MPEG-4 quickly gains market acceptance.

"MPEG's decision to utilize the QuickTime file format for the MPEG-4
specification has huge benefits for users and the industry", said Ralph
Rogers, Principal Analyst for Multimedia at Dataquest, San Jose. "This
strategy will leverage the broad adoption of QuickTime in the professional
media space, speed the creation of MPEG-4 tools and content while providing
a common target for industry adoption."

About MPEG
MPEG-2 is the standard for entertainment quality video and audio and is the
format of choice for DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) and DVB (Digital Video
Broadcasting). MPEG-4 is an emerging digital media standard currently being
defined by ISO's Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) that will enable users
to select, view and manipulate audio, video and other forms of digital
content. By the adoption of the QuickTime file format as the starting point
for an MPEG-4 standard, users are assured that all digital media content
can be authored in a common file format which also supports real-time video
and audio streaming. This digital stream can then be delivered over the
Internet, corporate networks or broadcast directly into the home. By
utilizing a QuickTime-based file format, the vast majority of existing
hardware, software and digital content would work seamlessly with this
next-generation version of MPEG.

About the Proposal
The six companies' co-authored the QuickTime File Format proposal in
response to a Call For Proposals issued by MPEG based on stringent
technical examination against a broad range of requirements. The companies'
proposal recommended QuickTime's file format as the superior technology
choice because of its ability to stream across different network protocols,
its support for all forms of digital media and its extremely flexible
capabilities as a file format. Additionally, QuickTime's file format has a
strong following among creative professionals, with a wide breadth of
available development tools and cross-platform support. The QuickTime file
format is a component of the QuickTime architecture.

Press Contacts:
Russell Brady
Apple Computer Inc.
(408) 974-6877
email: brady2@apple.com

Tim Blair
IBM Public Relations
(914) 766-1353
email: tblair@us.ibm.com

Kristin Harlan
Oracle Corporation
(650) 506-9364
email: kharlan@us.oracle.com

Gayle LeDoux
Silicon Graphics Inc.
(650) 933-2968
email: ledoux@corp.sgi.com

Andrew Shikiar
Sun Microsystems, JavaSoft PR
(408) 343-1831
email: andrew.shikiar@eng.sun.com

*****

Addendum-MPEG Quote Sheet

Apple Computer, Inc.
"Over 50 million PCs have QuickTime installed today, making it by far the
most widely adopted multimedia standard in the world," said Steve Jobs,
Apple Computer's Interim CEO. "Choosing QuickTime guarantees that the huge
amount of QuickTime content being created and delivered today can be easily
retargeted to be delivered in MPEG-4 in the future."

Apple Computer, Inc. ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s
with the Apple II, and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with
the Macintosh. Apple is now recommitted to its original mission to bring
the best personal computing products and support to students, educators,
designers, scientists, engineers, businesspersons and consumers in over 140
countries around the world.

PR Contact:
Russell Brady
Apple Computer Inc.
(408) 974-6877
email: brady2@apple.com

IBM
"The acceptance of the MPEG-4 specification proposal IBM co-authored with
our colleagues marks a good first step in the development of an industry
standard. This standard will help ensure that users and content providers
will be able to smoothly integrate the upcoming generation of digital
multimedia content with existing solutions. As Internet multimedia, in
particular, becomes part of our everyday experience, it is vital that we
have open standards to enable all of us--consumers and business customers
alike--to benefit from technology advancements that make digital content
more accessible, compelling and valuable." Dr. Armando Garcia, vice
president, Internet Media, IBM

IBM creates, develops and manufactures advanced information technology
products and services, including computer systems, software, networking
systems, storage devices and microelectronics. IBM has been a leader in the
development of the Internet since this technology began and is dedicated to
helping customers and developers leverage the Internet as they move to the
world of e-business. Find out more about IBM via the Web at www.ibm.com.

PR Contact:
Tim Blair
IBM Public Relations
email: tblair@us.ibm.com
(914) 766-1353

Oracle Corporation
"With Oracle Video Server and Oracle8, Oracle provides the engine for
metropolitan-scale interactive services. What's been missing are open
standards for the creation, management and delivery of those services,"
said Lawrence J. Ellison, Chairman and CEO, Oracle Corp. "MPEG's decision
to use QuickTime as a basis for the MPEG-4 file format creates the standard
that content providers need."

Oracle Corporation is the world's leading supplier of software for
information management, and the world's second largest software company.
With annual revenues of more than $6.3 billion, the company offers its
database, application server, tools and application products, along with
related consulting, education and support services, in more than 140
countries around the world. For more information about Oracle, please call
650/506-7000. Oracle's World Wide Web address is (URL)
http://www.oracle.com/.

PR Contact:
Kristin Harlan
Oracle Corp.
(650) 506-9364
email: kharlan@us.oracle.com

Silicon Graphics, Inc.
"Silicon Graphics has always been a proponent of open standards and we're
pleased to support QuickTime technology as the MPEG-4 standard," said Eric
Carlson, vice president general manager, Advanced Media Products Division,
Silicon Graphics. "Among other strategic relationships, Silicon Graphics
works closely with Apple and utilizes QuickTime technology in many of its
advanced media products."

Silicon Graphics, Inc. is a leading supplier of high-performance
interactive computing systems. The company offers the broadest range of
products in the industry - from low-end desktop workstations to servers and
high-end Cray supercomputers. Silicon Graphics also markets MIPS
microprocessor designs, Alias|Wavefront entertainment and design software
and other software products. The company's key markets include
manufacturing, government, science and industries, communications and
entertainment sectors. Silicon Graphics and its subsidiaries have offices
throughout the world and headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

PR Contact:
Gayle LeDoux
Silicon Graphics Inc.
(650) 933-2968
email: ledoux@corp.sgi.com

Sun Microsystems
"Sun has enjoyed working with this group of valued industry partners and is
very excited to see that MPEG has adopted the QuickTime File Format as the
basis for the future of media and video streaming," said Jon Kannegaard,
vice president of software products at Sun Microsystems JavaSoft division.
"We plan on supporting MPEG-4 in future versions of our Java Media
Framework and look forward to seeing it be an open standard that developers
throughout the industry can depend on."

Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision, "The Network Is The
Computer" has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ "SUNW") to its
position as a leading provider of hardware, software and services for
establishing enterprise-wide intranets and expanding the power of the
Internet. With more than $9 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in
more than 150 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com.

PR Contact:
Andrew Shikiar
Sun Microsystems, JavaSoft PR
(408) 343-1831
email: andrew.shikiar@eng.sun.com

Analyst Quotes
"QuickTime is the de facto standard for digital media authoring and
delivery. Using QuickTime, companies like CNN, Reprise Records,
Cyan/Broderbund and Time Magazine enjoy using a single file format to
publish their content across all distribution media -- from the Internet,
to DVD to digital television," said Richard Dougherty, Director, Digital
Media Research, The Envisioneering Group. "Evolving standards like MPEG-4
will quickly gain broad market acceptance by leveraging the huge amounts of
QuickTime content already available - from more than 81,000 Web sites
running QuickTime today - towards the multi-platform, instant publishing
needs of tomorrow."

Contact Details:
Richard Dougherty
The Envisioneering Group
(516) 783-6244
email: rdoherty@envisioneering.net

"MPEG's decision to utilize the QuickTime file format for the MPEG-4
specification has huge benefits for users and the industry", said Ralph
Rogers, Principal Analyst for Multimedia at Dataquest, San Jose. "This
strategy will leverage the broad adoption of QuickTime in the professional
media space, speed the creation of MPEG-4 tools and content while providing
a common target for industry adoption."

Contact Details:
Ralph Rogers
Dataquest
(408) 468-8000
email: ralph.rogers@dataquest.com

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Bookends 12.5.8 - Reference management a...
Bookends is a full-featured bibliography/reference and information-management system for students and professionals. Access the power of Bookends directly from Mellel, Nisus Writer Pro, or MS Word (... Read more
Chromium 44.0.2403.125 - Fast and stable...
Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web. Version 44.0.2403.125: This release contains a number... Read more
iMazing 1.2.2 - Complete iOS device mana...
iMazing (was DiskAid) is the ultimate iOS device manager with capabilities far beyond what iTunes offers. With iMazing and your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod), you can: Copy music to and from... Read more
Audio Hijack 3.2.0 - Record and enhance...
Audio Hijack (was Audio Hijack Pro) drastically changes the way you use audio on your computer, giving you the freedom to listen to audio when you want and how you want. Record and enhance any audio... Read more
FontExplorer X Pro 5.0.1 - Font manageme...
FontExplorer X Pro is optimized for professional use; it's the solution that gives you the power you need to manage all your fonts. Now you can more easily manage, activate and organize your... Read more
Calcbot 1.0.2 - Intelligent calculator a...
Calcbot is an intelligent calculator and unit converter for the rest of us. Featuring an easy-to-read history tape, expression view, intuitive conversion, and much more! Features History Tape -... Read more
MTR 5.0.0.1 - The Mac's oldest and...
MTR (was MacTheRipper)--the Mac's oldest and smartest DVD-backup app--is now updated to version 5.001 MTR -- the complete toolbox, not a one-trick, point-and-click extractor. MTR is intended for... Read more
LibreOffice 4.4.5.2 - Free, open-source...
LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and... Read more
Adobe Lightroom 6.1.1 - Import, develop,...
Adobe Lightroom is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $9.99/month bundled with Photoshop CC as part of the photography package. Lightroom 6 is also available for purchase as a... Read more
File Juicer 4.41 - Extract images, video...
File Juicer is a drag-and-drop can opener and data archaeologist. Its specialty is to find and extract images, video, audio, or text from files which are hard to open in other ways. It finds and... Read more

Pac-Man Championship Edition DX has brou...
Bandai Namco has released Pac-Man Championship Edition DX on iOS and Android, which features the classic arcade gameplay that we've all grown to love. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX can be enjoyed in much shorter bursts than the arcade versions... | Read more »
Cosmonautica (Games)
Cosmonautica 1.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $6.99, Version: 1.1 (iTunes) Description: Cast off! Are you ready for some hilarious adventures in outer space? | Read more »
Rescue humanity from a Demon horde in An...
Angel Stone is Fincon's follow up to the massively successful Hello Hero and is out now on iOS and Android. You play as a member of The Resistance, a group of mighty human warriors who have risen up in defiance of the Demon horde threatening to... | Read more »
Gallery Doctor (Photography)
Gallery Doctor 1.0 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Photography Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Free up valuable iCloud and iPhone storage with Gallery Doctor, the only iPhone cleaner that automatically identifies the... | Read more »
You Against Me (Games)
You Against Me 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: A simple game… You. Me. Claim, steal, lock, score, win! | Read more »
Yep, it's True - Angry Birds 2 is O...
The not exactly rumors were true and the birds are back. Angry Birds 2 has come to the App Store and the world will... well I suppose it'll still be the same, but now we have more bird-flinging options! [Read more] | Read more »
You Could Design Your Own Card for Chain...
If you've ever wanted to create your own item, weapon, trap, or even monster for Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night, this is your chance. Auroch Digital is currently holding a contest so that fans can fight to the death (not really) to see which... | Read more »
Bitcoin Billionaire is Going Back in Tim...
If you thought you managed to buy everything there is to buy in Bitcoin Billionaire and make all the money, well you though wrong. Those of you who made it far enough might remember investing in time travel - and it looks like that investment is... | Read more »
Domino Drop (Games)
Domino Drop 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Domino Drop is a delightful new puzzle game with dominos and gravity!Learn how to play it in a minute, master it day by day.Your... | Read more »
OPERATION DRACULA (Games)
OPERATION DRACULA 1.0.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $5.99, Version: 1.0.1 (iTunes) Description: 25% off launch sale!!! 'Could prove to be one of the most accurate representations of the Japanese bullet hell shmup... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Sale! 13-inch MacBook Pros on sale for $100 o...
B&H Photo has 13″ MacBook Pros on sale for $100 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 13″ 2.5GHz/500GB MacBook Pro: $999.99 save $100 - 13″ 2.7GHz/128GB Retina... Read more
Sale! Save $100 on 13-inch MacBook Airs this...
B&H Photo has the 13″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air on sale for $899.99 including free shipping plus NY tax only. Their price is $100 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model.... Read more
Worldwide Tablet Market Decline Continues, Ap...
The worldwide tablet market declined -7.0% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2015 (2Q15) with shipments totaling 44.7 million units according to preliminary data from the International Data... Read more
TP-LINK TL-PA8030P KIT Powerline Featuring Ho...
Consumer and business networking products provider TP-LINK is now shipping its TL-PA8030P KIT AV1200 3-Port Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Starter Kit that expands your home’s network over its... Read more
Apple refurbished iPad Air 2s available for u...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished iPad Air 2s available for up to $140 off the price of new models. Apple’s one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is free: - 128GB... Read more
Updated Apple iPad Price Trackers
We’ve updated our iPad Air Price Tracker and our iPad mini Price Tracker with the latest information on prices and availability from Apple and other resellers. Read more
Apple refurbished 2014 13-inch 128GB MacBook...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished 2014 13″ MacBook Airs available starting at $759. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each MacBook, and shipping is free: - 13″ 1.4GHz/128GB... Read more
Apple’s Education discount saves up to $300 o...
Purchase a new Mac or iPad at The Apple Store for Education and take up to $300 off MSRP. All teachers, students, and staff of any educational institution qualify for the discount. Shipping is free,... Read more
Save up to $600 with Apple refurbished Mac Pr...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished Mac Pros available for up to $600 off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each Mac Pro, and shipping is free. The... Read more
Mac Pros on sale for up to $260 off MSRP
B&H Photo has Mac Pros on sale for up to $260 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges sales tax in NY only: - 3.7GHz 4-core Mac Pro: $2799, $200 off MSRP - 3.5GHz 6-core Mac Pro: $3719.99... Read more

Jobs Board

Executive Administrative Assistant, *Apple*...
…supporting presentation development for senior leadership. * User experience with Apple hardware and software is preferred. Additional Requirements The following list Read more
*Apple* Bus Company is now hirin - Apple Bus...
Apple Bus Company is now hiring school bus drivers in the Pettis County area. Class B CDL preferred. Free training provided. No nights or weekends required. Flexible Read more
*Apple* Certified Mac Technician - Updated 6...
…and friendly, hands-on technical support to customers troubleshooting and repairing Apple /Mac products with courtesy, speed and skill. Use your problem-solving skills Read more
Infrastructure Engineer - *Apple* /Mac Envir...
…a part of a team Requires proven problem solving skills Preferred Additional Apple Certified System Administrator (ACSA) Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Job Description: Sales. Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales. Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.