The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
MACWORLD Keynote Streamed To 25,000 In QT 6/MPEG-4, 25,000 In QT 5

MACWORLD Keynote Streamed To 25,000 In QT 6/MPEG-4, 25,000 In QT 5

by , 6:15 PM EDT, July 22nd, 2002

Apple announced today the numbers from last week's MACWORLD Expo keynote Webcast. The stream, which was available in both QuickTime 5 format and MPEG-4 (via QT 6), was broadcasted to approximately 50,000 people, something touched on by Steve Jobs in the keynote itself. The QuickTime 6/MPEG-4 portion of the streams -- totalling 25,000 -- were handled by four Apple Xserve servers and the latest array of QuickTime broadcasting software. In addition, the MPEG-4 stream was the first ever large-scale MPEG-4 event. From the press release:

Its exciting that MPEG-4 is immediately taking off as the new industry standard for delivering high-quality video and audio, said Larry Horn, MPEG-LAs vice president of Licensing. MPEG LA is proud to play a supporting role in providing worldwide access to this innovative new technology. With wide support from industry leaders such as Apple, we look forward to MPEG-4s availability for creating and streaming content to PCs, cell phones, PDAs and set-top boxes.

Larry Horn's sentiments on MPEG-4 taking off are further backed by statistics that show that more than 1.5 million Mac and Windows users have downloaded QuickTime 6 during the first seven days of it's release. More information on the keynote broadcast statistics can be found in the press release. Information on MPEG-4 and QuickTime can be found at Apple's QuickTime Web site.

The Mac Observer Spin:

It surprises even us that QuickTime 6 has been adopted so quickly in the first seven days of its release, especially considering the renewed licensing requirements for the Pro version. This bodes well for the adoption of MPEG-4 as a whole, seemingly indicating that users are anxious to get their hands on the latest video and audio delivery formats. Not only will this expand the adoption of MPEG-4, but the adoption of QuickTime itself. In any event, the event served as an outstanding example to the industry of Apple's technology at work. QT 6, Xserve, and Mac OS X Server worked together to deliver some outstanding performance.

Recent TMO Headlines - Updated September 30th

Thu, 9:34 PM
Safari 10: Hide Flash from Every Website Except Some
Thu, 6:53 PM
Use 3D Touch in LINE to Read Messages without a Read Receipt
Thu, 5:55 PM
Apple Rolls iPhone 7 Commercial, "Balloons"
Thu, 5:22 PM
My Fantasy Wish List for Apple's October Event
Thu, 1:48 PM
How to Make macOS Sierra Empty Your Mac's Trash for You
Thu, 1:23 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2016-09-29: John's Apple Product Wish List
Thu, 12:47 PM
Smartphone Photo and Video Certification Bundle: $29
Thu, 10:47 AM
New Retina MacBook Pro Models Expected in October
Wed, 7:44 PM
8Bitdo Goes Retro with Apple-themed Game Controller for iPhone, iPad
Wed, 5:16 PM
ACM 378: Life Without a Headphone Jack, More Apple Watch, Siri on the Mac
Wed, 5:08 PM
NuGuard KX Case for iPhone 7 Offers Superb Protection
Wed, 4:39 PM
MyMac Spotlight Interview on Bryan Chaffin
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!