Tiger Tales: New iChat AV and Video Codec

Apple previewed Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger today at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Although it won’t be released until “the first half of 2005,” Apple showed off some tantalizing stuff. For example, the next version of iChat AV will support 10 simultaneous audio chats, and video chats of up to four people. And this being Apple, the video chatting interface is appropriately slick looking:

Tiger will also rely heavily upon H.264/AVC (Advanced Video Coding), a new video codec that will also hopefully improve future versions of iMovie, too.

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