In conjunction with Apple’s release today of QuickTime 6, the company has also released QuickTime Broadcaster.
QuickTime Broadcaster is live encoding software you can use to produce live events for online delivery. The software leverages the latest release of QuickTime 6, and works in can work in conjunction with QuickTime Streaming Server 4, as well.
Because it’s built on QuickTime 6, QuickTime broadcaster delivers ISO-complaint audio and video that can be viewed by any MPEG-4 compliant player, regardless of platform. QuickTime Broadcaster also provides Video On Demand (VOD) in addition to recording broadcasts to disc.
If you need to deliver your streaming broadcast to the masses, QuickTime Broadcaster integrates with QuickTime Streaming Server and Darwin Streaming Server through the touch of a button, according to Apple. This also means that QuickTime Broadcaster-streamed events benefit from QuickTime 6’s new “Skip Protection” technology, which helps to prevent interruptions in media streams.
QuickTime Broadcaster also features a user-friendly interface that can be customized easily, multicast and unicast support via RTP and RTSP transports, real-time statistics and support for other QuickTime codecs.
System requirements call for a PowerPC G3-equipped Mac with 128MB of RAM, Mac OS X or Mac OS X Server 10.1.3 or later, and QuickTime 6 or later.
QuickTime Broadcaster 6 is free.