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Codec specialist ports wide range of codecs to Linux

Jul 29, 2005 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

MainConcept preparing to release a family of codecs that will support Linux, among other software platforms. The goal of its “Every Codec. Every Platform” strategy is “to offer all of the most-requested codec formats on all of the most-requested platforms,” including the Linux operating system and Intel's XScale embedded processors.

Codecs currently being readied for release include Motion JPEG 2000, DVCPRO100, MPEG-4 Part 2, VC-1, and AAC / HE AAC, according to the company. These are in addition to the following already-supported codecs: Motion JPEG, DV25, DVCPRO50, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10 AVC). The company notes that it provides “robust HD support, including 1080i / 1080p resolution and higher, in all applicable codecs.”

MainConcept AG, headquartered in Germany, offers software development kits (SDKs) for implementing codecs and other multimedia features. The company says its codecs are used within products from Microsoft TV, Adobe Systems, Sony Pictures Digital, Discreet, Sonic Solutions, Sorenson Media, Ulead Systems.

“With our newly enlarged developer team, we want to bring the highest quality codecs to quite a big number of platforms,” said MainConcept founder and CEO Markus Moenig. “With our product-driven approach, we hope to catch large segments of these new markets in a relatively short time.”

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