This means QuickTime 5.0.1 users will not be able to compress video, or playback QuickTime movies encoded or compressed with the Video 3 standard, according to
Development delays have prevented the Video 3 codec from being included in QuickTime 5.0.1.
According to MacCentral, Sorenson spokeswoman Kimberly Feller said: "Due to last minute changes that needed to be made to the Sorenson 3 codec, we were unable to meet the deadlines for QuickTime 5."
Video 3 is a major revision to Sorenson's Video 2. It encodes high-quality digital video with without changing the file size. Video 3 also supports technology for compression acceleration on single- and multiple-G4 systems.
QuickTime 5.0.1 will, however, encode and playback QuickTime movies made with QuickTime 4 and Sorenson Video 2.
Sorenson Media plans to release a Sorenson Video 3 Standard Edition for QuickTime 5.0.1. The Professional Edition - a commercial version of the Standard Edition - will be released within the next 30 to 60 days. Pricing is unavailable at this time.