Apple Unveils Preview Release of QuickTime 7 for Windows
WWDC 2005, SAN FRANCISCO–June 6, 2005–Apple today delivered a preview
release of QuickTime 7 Player and QuickTime 7 Pro for Windows, the
industry’s first mainstream H.264 solution for streaming and playback of
High Definition (HD) video on the Windows platform. Ratified as part of the
MPEG-4 standard, the H.264 video codec delivers pristine quality video
across a broad range of bandwidths, from 3G for mobile devices to iChat AV
for video conferencing to HD for broadcast and DVD. H.264 has been adopted
by both the DVD Forum and Blu-ray Disc Association for the next generation
of high definition DVDs.
“With nearly a billion copies downloaded, QuickTime has an impressive
legacy of developing and supporting the latest digital media open standards
and is already an incredibly popular Windows technology,” said Philip
Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “By
utilizing the superb H.264 codec to deliver gorgeous video content,
QuickTime 7 will change the way users experience video on their computers,
mobile phones and televisions.”
QuickTime 7 Player for Windows features:
* support for H.264, the state-of-the-art, worldwide video standard;
* support for playing up to 24 channels of audio, including 5.1 and 7.1 audio;
* new and improved playback controls, including jog shuttle and variable
speed playback options;
* zero-configuration streaming for easy access to the optimal streaming
* live resizing for smooth playback as a user changes the size of the
QuickTime 7 Player window.
QuickTime 7 Pro for Windows features:
* H.264 video encoding for easy creation of pristine video for any use,
from 3G to HD and everything in between;
* support for configuring and encoding 5.1 audio;
* new full-screen controls for easy access to player controls in
* native support for VBScript, enabling QuickTime workflow automation;
* background exporting to allow users to continue working during exports; and
* all-new movie settings for simple and efficient movie authoring.
With nearly a billion downloads, 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 was chosen by the International Organization for Standardization
(ISO) as the basis for the MPEG-4 file format and is at the core of the
3GPP and 3GPP2 standards. Because of QuickTime’s strong support for
standards, mobile operators using Apple’s hardware- and software-based
mobile streaming solution can deliver streaming media to the broadest range
of mobile handsets without incurring the cost and complexity that results
when multiple proprietary technologies are deployed.
Pricing & Availability
The preview release of QuickTime 7 Player for Windows is available
immediately as a free download from www.apple.com/quicktime. The preview
release of QuickTime 7 Pro for Windows is available from the Apple Store
(www.apple.com) for $29.99 (US) for a single user license. The final
versions of QuickTime 7 Player and QuickTime 7 Pro for Windows will be
available this summer.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple
II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.
Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its
award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and
iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital
music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online