Apple has made the second public preview version of QuickTime 5 available for download from its Web site. Both the Mac and Windows versions of the beta are available, which is the first time a Windows beta has been made available.
However, only the US English version of the second beta is available. Only the first preview, which is Mac only, is currently available in UK English. There is no news on when the UK English version will be released.
QuickTime 5 includes a new interface, skip protection, and support for MPEG-1, an enhanced DV codec, streaming MP3, Flash 4, Cubic VR, DLS, and SoundFonts. Users of the Pro version can create movies that play automatically and use AppleScript commands.