Apple Computer has released QuickTime 7 for Panther users. QuickTime 7 is a component of Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger," which is being released today, but the company has made a standalone update for Mac OS X 10.3 users that brings all of the new features to Panther. QuickTime 7 Pro will require a new key, which is priced at US$29.99.
Appleis release notes:
QuickTime 7 provides a vast array of new features, including:
- H.264 video support
- Live player resize
- Zero-configuration streaming
- Surround sound
- New and improved playback controls
- All-new content guide
Additionally, QuickTime 7 Pro users will enjoy the following new capabilities:
- Audio and video recording
- Simplified movie sharing
- Full-screen floating controls
- H.264 video creation
- Surround audio creation
- Concurrent exports
- Improved movie authoring
- AAC constant-quality encoding
- 3G streaming content creation
Apple stressed in the release notes that installation of QuickTime 7 will disable the QuickTime Pro functionality in prior versions of QuickTime. If you proceed with this installation, you must purchase a new QuickTime 7 Pro key, which can be purchased at Appleis QuickTime site, to regain QuickTime Pro functionality.
You can find more information on QuickTime 7 at Appleis Web site.