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QuickTime 5 Downloaded Over 1.5 Million Times In First Week

QuickTime 5 Downloaded Over 1.5 Million Times In First Week

by , 1:00 PM EDT, April 30th, 2001

The latest version of Apple's media player, QuickTime 5, was downloaded over 1.5 million times in the first week following its release. QuickTime 5 corrects one of the major flaws that users had with the previous version of the technology, and that was the user interface. QT 5's player is more "Mac like" and offers a more standard set of controls. There are also a number of behind-the-scenes changes, improving QT 5's performance, compatibility, and reliability. According to Apple:

AppleĻ 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.

The QuickTime 5 player is available for free. You can find more information at the Apple Web site.

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