At today’s NAB 2001 trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Apple announced the release of QuickTime 5 and also indicated that QuickTime Streaming Server 3 will be released in May.
QuickTime Streaming Server (QTSS) 3
is the latest iteration of Apple’s standards-based, open source, streaming media server. The software will be included with Mac OS X Server and is optimized for the Power Mac G4. QTSS 3 incorporates features like Skip Protection, which protects streaming media from being disrupted; and a new Web-based interface that can be administered locally or remotely to configure server settings. QTSS 3 can support up to 3,000 concurrent streams of QuickTime data, according to Apple.
Darwin Streaming Server is the open source version, and it offers support for FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris, Windows NT, and Windows 2000. The source code for Darwin Streaming Server 3 is available for download
from Apple’s Web site
QTSS 3 is currently available for download from Apple’s Web site in the form of
a public preview version; Apple advises that the full, final release is expected in May.