Apple Previews New QuickTime Technologies
QuickTime 4 Downloads Soar Past 20 Million
QUICKTIME LIVE!, LOS ANGELES-Nov. 9, 1999-During the kick-off keynote today
at the first-ever QuickTime Live! conference, Apple previewed new
QuickTime 4.1 and QuickTime Streaming Server 2 technologies. Apple also
announced that more than 20 million copies of its QuickTime 4 software and
more than 50,000 copies of its Apple Open Source Streaming Server have been
downloaded since April.
“The adoption rates of QuickTime 4 and QuickTime Streaming Server have been
phenomenal,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide
Product Marketing. “New e-commerce and ad insertion features that we
demonstrated today will set QuickTime even further apart from the pack.”
QuickTime 4.1 will feature enhanced functionality, including seamless ad
insertion; improved firewall navigation; AppleScript support for easy
digital media creation and streaming; and support of synchronized
multimedia integrated language (SMIL), the emerging standard for
interactive media creation.
QuickTime Streaming Server 2 will feature password protection and a plug-in
architecture that will let developers easily and quickly extend the
functionality of the QuickTime Streaming Server. QuickTime Streaming Server
2 will also support third-party analysis tools that provide consolidated
The QuickTime Streaming Server is the only open-source, standards-based
Internet streaming solution that does not charge a per-stream tax.
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