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Real released its latest media delivery platform

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 22 Jul 2002 15:27

RealNetworks made probably one of the recent multimedia history's boldest move today when it released its new media delivery platform, dubbed as Helix.
New platform allows delivery of virtually all kind of multimedia, including Microsoft's Windows Media format. Previous versions of Real's servers have been centered around Real's own proprietary media format. But the most significant change in Real's strategy is the fact that Helix is going to be open source product.

The fact that Real releases its product as an open source, is dramatic when you take a look back in history -- Real has been extremely obsessed with its own format and by opening the secrets behind its server technology, it opens the doors for open source developers to make their modifications, maybe even players that play Real's formats.


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