Apple has posted a new public preview of QuickTime Streaming Server. The release adds enhancements and addresses issues with the previous versions, reports MacCentral.

QuickTime Streaming Server allows users to launch streaming online digital-video channels, or serve up live events over the Web.

Enhancements in Public Preview 2 include: a new Setup Assistant; the ability to configure and manage relays in Web admin; native Hinted MPEG-4 Streaming; support for native MPEG-4 Hinted files; quality-of-service enhancements; and interface enhancements.

Apple points out that this software is pre-release and should not be used in a commercial operating environment or with important data. It warns that users should backup data before installing the software, and regularly while using it. The software expires on March 15, 2002.

QuickTime Streaming Server 4 Public Preview 2 requires latest version of Mac OS X Server, version 10.1 or later; at least 128MB of RAM and a 4GB hard disk.