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QuickTime 5 Downloads Top 1.5 Million in Less than One Week

Tuesday, May 01, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

CUPERTINO, California-April 30, 2001-Apple today announced that QuickTime 5, Apple's industry-leading software for creating, playing and streaming high-quality audio and video over the Internet, has been downloaded more than 1.5 million times during its first week of availability. QuickTime 5 is available as a free download to Mac and Windows users at www.apple.com/quicktime. "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.




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