Apple Releases New Preview Version Of QuickTime 5

Apple is continuing work on their media player extraordinaire, QucikTime 5. Apple yesterday released a new Public Preview version of the forthcoming upgrade, QuickTime 5 Preview 3. The latest version offers a number of improvements, including an improved interface as well as the ability to add customizable "skins." According to Apple:

The Public Preview version of QuickTime 5 took the multimedia industry by storm. Now here?s the eagerly-anticipated QuickTime 5 Preview 3. It features several enhancements suggested by you and Sorenson Video 3 beta.

You wanted to test and provide feedback on the next generation of digital media technology. Now hereis your chance. Try out QuickTime 5 Public Preview 3 and let us know what you think.

Hereis what QuickTime 5 gives you in addition to all the great QuickTime 4 features:

Media Skins. Now custom interfaces can be delivered with your media, putting the power into the authoris hands.

Enhanced AppleScript support. Automate most any work flow with AppleScript (an exclusive benefit for Mac users).

A brand-new interface. Sleek, elegant and easy to use, the new QuickTime player makes it a snap to organize your favorite content.

"Skip" Protection. See how good the streaming experience can be when you combine QuickTime 5 with its suite of exclusive new features and QuickTime Streaming Server 3.

News Flash. QuickTime 5 features Flash 4, so you can customize your multimedia experience with the power of Flash.

At 360, QuickTime VR is hot. QuickTime 5 features Cubic VR, letting you immerse yourself in 360 worlds. To see what we mean, check out the QuickTime Cubic VR Gallery.

Sound advice. The new music synthesizer that ships with the QuickTime 5 Public Preview supports DLS files and SoundFonts, so you get even richer audio capabilities.

Create movies that play on full automatic. On the Mac, you can automate the creation of media content with QuickTime Player?s enhanced AppleScript commands including the ability to turn any QuickTime file into a self-presenting, self-closing movie.

See the power of QuickTime at work.

  • MPEG-1 capabilities let you play back MPEG-1 content locally or streamed over the Internet.
  • An enhanced DV Codec enables you to render digital video faster than ever before.

You can find more information, and download the latest preview, at the QuickTime Web site.