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Apple offers QuickTime 6.5 with more 3GPP support

updated 01:10 pm EST, Thu December 18, 2003

QuickTime 6.5 debuts

Apple today announced , the industry's first mainstream media architecture for the creation and playback of rich multimedia content for both CDMA 2000 and GSM wireless networks. It expands support for mobile multimedia standards to include both 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and 3rd Generation Partnership Project 2 (3GPP2). Additional features of QuickTime 6.5 include cross-platform Unicode text support, enhanced DV playback, and performance improvements for iMovie, iDVD and Final Cut Pro. It is available via the Mac OS X Software Update.

Apple says that QuickTime 6 has already had over 175 million downloads in less than 18 months since its release. QuickTime 6.5 delivers extensive support for the 3GPP and 3GPP2 standards, including Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), Adaptive Multi-Rate (AMR) and Qualcomm Code Excited Linear Predictive (QCELP) audio codecs, MPEG-4 and H.263 video codecs, 3G Timed Text, native .3gp and .3g2 file formats as well as support for Movie Fragments, which provide mobile operators and content providers with the advantages of real-time streaming within their existing web infrastructure.



"QuickTime 6, with MPEG video and AAC audio, is by far the most popular version of QuickTime ever distributed, with over 175 million copies downloaded and counting," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "The new QuickTime 6.5 adds enhanced support for 3GPP and 3GPP2 mobile networks bringing state-of-the-art audio and video content to the latest wireless services."




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    yeah but

    Can I finally play AVIs like I could in OS9 for the most part? There are so many windows codecs that Quicktime doesn't work with. After nearly 3 years of OSX, it's time they dealt with Mac users being left out of a lot of content.

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    But...

    You can install other codecs yourself

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Ugh REBOOTS

    These reboots are killing my uptime!

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    Re: AVIs

    The only codecs that OS9 supported that aren't available in OSX are Indeo 3.2, 4, and 5. They're rarely used codecs these days (I've only seen a handful of videos that use them in the past several years), they were never that good to begin with (5 was ok), and I don't even know who has the licences to them--they were owned by Intel, but I think Intel sold them a while back.

    You can, by the way, play them in Classic still.

    Cool to see more QT updates (hopefully this speeds up iMovie 3 a bit).

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    Apple Apple Apple

    First a battery update, then 10.3.2, then iTunes 4.2 now QT 6.5. You think they could of released them all in one shot.

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    RE: AVIs

    If you want to play AVI files, consider a player like VLC...it has much better support for the wide variety of "useless" abundant AVI codecs

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    Moo

    Moo

    iTunes 4.2?

    Moo

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    re: .avi's

    face it, you just want better .avi support to watch the downloaded p*** you get from acquisition and limewire. it's okay. i understand. that's what i want, too. ;-)

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    Re: Apple Apple Apple

    First a battery update, then 10.3.2, then iTunes 4.2 now QT 6.5. You think they could of released them all in one shot.

    You forgot Java3D and JAI

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    ?

    "These reboots are killing my uptime!"

    Well, you have enough time to s**** around on MacNN...

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