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.