Apple has released a new version of QuickTime — version 5.0.1 is ready for download from Apple’s Web site.
QuickTime is Apple’s standard for rich media content delivery and creation. It’s used for everything from movies to audio to virtual reality. New features in QuickTime 5 include Cubic VR, which enables users to view 360 degree environments; “Media skins,” or custom interface elements; MPEG-1 support; an enhanced DV codec; integrated support for Macromedia’s Flash 4; enhanced AppleScript support; a new music synthesizer with support for DLS files and SoundFonts; and more.
The new installer didn’t arrive a moment too soon, either. The clock was winding down on Apple’s QuickTime 5 Public Preview 3 version, which will expire in week. So if you’ve been using the preview edition, here’s an excellent opportunity to upgrade.
System requirements call for a PowerPC-based Mac; Mac OS 7.5.5 or later; and 32MB of RAM.
Available for both Mac OS and Windows (OS X already has QuickTime 5 installed), the normal installation downloads an installer app, which then downloads needed components for installation. The size of the installation and the time needed will depend on which configuration you choose for installation.