Apple’s New QuickTime Streaming Server Doubles Performance
Apple Open Source Streaming Server Now Supports Linux
QuickTime 4 Tops Eight Million Downloads
CUPERTINO, California,July 7, 1999–Apple today announced the latest
update to its QuickTime Streaming Server, version 1.0.1, which
doubles performance to 2,000 concurrent streams and adds localized
versions in French, German and Japanese.
The QuickTime Streaming Server update will be released both as a
supported component of Apple’s Mac OS X Server software, and under
Apple’s open source licensing program. Apple’s Open Source Streaming
Server has been popular with developers, over 14,000 copies have been
downloaded from Apple’s web site since it was released 10 weeks ago.
Also, in a joint effort with the Open Source community, the Apple
Open Source Streaming Server code has been updated to support Linux
on Intel-based systems. Developers can now create Linux-based
streaming server products without making additional modifications to
the source code.
“QuickTime is the only open source standards-based Internet streaming
solution,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide
Product Marketing. “With support from the Open Source community we
have doubled the performance and added support for Linux, all without
adding any server tax.”
Apple also announced that QuickTime 4, the QuickTime client software
for Macintosh and Windows computers, climbed past the eight million
downloads mark, underscoring the growing popularity of QuickTime as a
streaming media format.
Availability, Pricing and System Requirements The updates to the
QuickTime Streaming Server and the Apple Open Source Streaming Server
can be downloaded free of charge from
www.publicsource.apple.com/projects/streaming. System Requirements
for supporting 2,000 concurrent streams include 450MHz Power
Macintosh G3 with ultra SCSI, four-port Ethernet and 512MB of RAM.
QuickTime 4 is available as a free download from www.apple.com/quicktime.
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