Apple today posted QuickTime 6.1 via the Mac OS X software update control panel, which Apple says delivers a number of quality and performance enhancements for audio, video, and full screen playback. Enhancements include the following:
• MPEG-4 video provides more accurate rate control and improved visual quality.
• AAC includes new encoder controls and new bit rate options.
• DV includes significant encode and decode performance improvements.
• QuickTime Pro users will enjoy enhancements in full screen playback, including newly enabled keyboard shortcuts for movie control, faster entry and exit, and improved playback performance.
going to go get it right now!
ical 1.0.2 is also there
Beware! When I tryed to install QT 6.1, it took it upon itself to find my classic version of QT 5 (which is Pro) and was going to delete it. Needless to say I didn’t install it and it’s not up for a stand alone download yet.
I just want to point out a strange thing about Quicktime 6.
I have a dual-monitor set-up and when the MacWorld keynote was being broadcast I used the second display for a full-screen view of the stream. On the other screen where the dock is, I have a metering utility called CPU monitor which tells me how hard the processors are working. Well, while Quicktime was in full screen one processor was working full-time and the second about half-way, but when I came out of full screen mode and viewed the stream in a window (scaled to fit the screen) barely any system resources were being used. I would estimate in windowed mode Quicktime uses 25% of one CPU tops. I am not installing the QT 6.1 update unless it comes in a self-contained archive. I hope it is not as much of a system hog in full-screen mode as the previous version.