As Mac fans worldwide line up to be the first to receive the new release of OS X known as Tiger, Apple hasn’t forgotten those not yet ready to don the stripes. The company has made available a release of QuickTime 7 for Panther users, which brings to the table a new video codec, live resizing and surround sound support.
Apple’s H.264 video compression technology, which plays an integral role in Tiger, is an industry standard MPEG-4 codec that will be supported in HD-DVD and Blu-ray next-generation DVD formats. Whether creating video for mobile devices or high-definition playback, Apple claims its new codec provides “astonishing quality.”
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