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More than 100M QuickTime downloads this year

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 28 Nov 2001 13:42

Apple expects to break its previous record for downloads of QuickTime media player -- previous record was 100M downloads within a year from the first year QuickTime was released.
This year has been particulary good for Apple's media player, mostly because trailers of two highly anticipated movies, Lord of the rings and Star Wars II, are being distributed only in QuickTime format which requires the QT player.

Apple's QuickTime file structure format (QuickTime is like AVI -- itself it doesn't define the specific encoding methods, but the file structure instead) was also chosen to be the base format for standardized MPEG-4 format -- a decision that has caused lots of complains from Windows software developers, because of AVI's popularity among the platform's developers over QuickTime.

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