QUICKTIME LIVE, LOS ANGELES—February 12, 2002—Apple® nowadays previewed QuickTime® Broadcaster, a brand new addition to the QuickTime product circle of relatives that permits are living broadcasting of occasions over the Web. The brand new QuickTime Broadcaster, which when launched can be allotted as a loose obtain, will seize and encode QuickTime content material, together with MPEG-Four, for are living streaming by the use of the internet. When utilized in mixture with Apple’s current suite of QuickTime merchandise—QuickTime Professional, QuickTime Streaming Server and QuickTime Participant—QuickTime Broadcaster supplies consumers with an affordable, end-to-end answer for generating are living occasions.
QuickTime Broadcaster helps the printed of MPEG-Four, however as with QuickTime 6 (see similar unencumber “Apple Previews QuickTime 6 with MPEG-Four”), the distribution of QuickTime Broadcaster is being behind schedule till MPEG-Four video licensing phrases are stepped forward. The MPEG-Four licensing phrases proposed via MPEG-LA (the biggest workforce of MPEG-Four patent holders) contains royalty bills from firms, like Apple, who send MPEG-Four formats, in addition to royalties from content material suppliers who use MPEG-Four to movement video. Apple concurs with paying an affordable royalty for together with MPEG-Four formats in QuickTime, however does now not imagine that MPEG-Four will also be a success available on the market if content material house owners should additionally pay royalties to be able to ship their content material the use of MPEG-Four.
“QuickTime Broadcaster will make it extremely simple and inexpensive for companies, instructional establishments or folks to supply fine quality, are living Web or Intranet publicizes,” mentioned Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vp of International Product Advertising. “When mixed with a loose QuickTime Participant and a loose QuickTime Streaming Server, QuickTime Broadcaster is essentially the most cost-effective Web broadcasting answer introduced any place.”
Reside web broadcasting is an more and more common and cost-effective means to achieve massive numbers of audience for company conferences, on-line lessons, keynote addresses, leisure and different particular occasions. Requirements-based QuickTime merchandise are an excellent answer for developing, distributing and viewing content material with out the constraints of proprietary codecs. Moreover, when the QuickTime Broadcaster and QuickTime Streaming Server are operating on Apple’s PowerBook® G4 or iBook® pc computer systems, the mix supplies a uniquely versatile, cell broadcast answer.
Options of QuickTime Broadcaster come with:
- are living encoding with actual time preview;
- the power to file and trace in actual time to the pc’s laborious disk for fast video-on-demand posting;
- make stronger for all QuickTime formats;
- AppleScript® make stronger;
- the power to create customized settings;
- make stronger for dependable communique by the use of TCP between Broadcaster and Server; and
- auto configuration of connection between Broadcaster and Server.
QuickTime Broadcaster can be allotted as a loose obtain and calls for QuickTime 6, Mac® OS X (v10.1 and later), Mac OS X Server, QuickTime Streaming Server and appropriate servers.