MainConcept AG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DivX, Inc. and the world's leading provider of video and audio codecs and software development kits to the broadcast, film and consumer markets, today announced that it has released its AAC Encoder Plug-In to enrich the latest version of Adobe® Flash® Media Encoder 2.5
The MainConcept AAC Encoder Plug-In enables the creation of high-quality audio within Adobe Flash Media Encoder 2.5, which already includes MainConcept’s industry-leading H.264 video encoder technology. The new technology from MainConcept will enable Adobe users to create and share Adobe Flash compliant media files that include both high-quality H.264/AVC video and AAC audio in one seamless package.
The AAC Encoder Plug-In from MainConcept is the perfect companion for the Adobe Flash Media Encoder, as it enables the creation of Adobe Flash compliant streams using the MainConcept encoding technology on-the-fly. The Adobe Flash Media Encoder software can capture live audio and video while and stream content in real-time, easily editing their media files in other tools, such as Adobe® Premiere® Pro software.
"The AAC Encoder Plug-In for Adobe Flash Media Encoder is a strong addition to the wide spectrum of video and audio products from MainConcept that enable our partners to offer a world-class media experience to their users," said Muzaffer Beygirci, VP Worldwide Sales at MainConcept AG. "We are pleased to extend our long-term partnership with Adobe to bring a world-class audio and video experience to users around the world."
"MainConcept is enhancing Adobe Flash Media Encoder 2.5 with state-of-the-art codec solutions," said Laurel Reitman, senior product manager for Flash Media Server Services. "Especially for capturing and encoding live events such as concerts, webcasts, or sporting events, the MainConcept AAC Encoder Plug-In for Adobe Flash Media Encoder gives our customers more options than ever for encoding audio."
AAC is a wideband audio coding algorithm, which dramatically reduces the amount of data needed to represent high-quality digital audio. With the MainConcept AAC Encoder Plug-In, providers are now able to deliver best-in-class Adobe Flash Player compatible audio content while massively saving bandwidth per stream enabling them much improved business models. Additionally, the superior capabilities result in corresponding reductions in operational costs and storage requirements. The MainConcept AAC Encoder Plug-In is designed to work on any PC which meets Adobe® Flash® Media Encoder’s 2.5 minimum system requirements. The MainConcept Plug-In can be downloaded for evaluation at mainconcept.com/aacencode4adobe. The retail price for the professional audio enhancement will be $249 (€169).
MainConcept is the worldwide leading provider of high-quality codec technology for the broadcast, film, consumer electronics, computer software, medical imaging and security markets. MainConcept solutions are optimized for various platforms including PCs, set-top boxes, portable media players and mobile phones. MainConcept supports the most popular industry standards such as MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, H.264/AVC, VC-1, DV, DVCPRO, DVCPro HD, JPEG2000, AAC, HE-AAC and AC3.
MainConcept is headquartered in Germany with subsidiaries in the USA, Russia, and Japan. The company serves the Asia-Pacific region through key distribution partners in China, Korea, and Taiwan. MainConcept customers include some of the most respected international companies including Adobe, Leitch/Harris, Microsoft, mobiTV, Sonic Solutions, Sony, and Panasonic. MainConcept is a wholly owned subsidiary of DivX, Inc. (NASDAQ: DIVX).
For more information about MainConcept and available codecs visit mainconcept.com. Parties interested in licensing MainConcept technology can contact the company at sales[.]mainconcept.com.
About Codec By™
Long term partnerships are a natural result of MainConcept's business relationships. To support its global base of customers and partners, MainConcept launched a dedicated "Codec-By" logo program in 2007 that industry partners can join to demonstrate that they deliver market leading solutions based on MainConcept's high-quality codecs. To learn more about the 'Codec-By' program, visit codecby.com
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About DivX, Inc.
DivX, Inc. (divx.com) is a digital media company that enables consumers to enjoy a high-quality video experience across any kind of device. DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the "three screens" comprising today's consumer media environment—the PC, the television and mobile devices. Over 100 million DivX Certified® devices have shipped into the market from leading consumer electronics manufacturers. DivX also offers content providers and publishers a complete solution for the distribution of secure, high-quality digital video content. Driven by a globally recognized brand and a passionate community of hundreds of millions of consumers, DivX is simplifying the video experience to enable the digital home.
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