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MainConcept licenses core codec technologies to Adobe for Flash

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 25 Aug 2007 17:39 User comments (1)

MainConcept licenses core codec technologies to Adobe for Flash MainConcept AG has announced that Adobe Systems has agreed to license its H.264 and AAC technology for integration into its flagship Adobe Flash Player software. Flash software reportedly reaches 98% of all Internet enabled PCs worldwide. Adobe has licensed the x86, PowerPC and ARM versions of MainConcept's H.264 and AAC decoders. A public beta of the latest Adobe Flash Player 9, code named Moviestar, leveraging MainConcept technology is now available from Adobe Labs.
MainConcept codecs are uniquely designed for mass market audio/video encoding and decoding solutions. The codecs are designed to take advantage of the advanced performance of cutting edge new computer systems, such as new multi-core systems, while also providing an optimal experience for users without newer systems.

The codecs support international audio and video standards while being as tolerant as possible of broken, non-standard and corrupt files. MainConcept makes it easy for software developers to integrate codecs into their solutions by providing comprehensive Software Development Kits with the necessary tools, documentation and developer support to quickly release high quality solutions on multiple platforms.

"The H.264 and AAC formats are key strategic additions to Adobe Flash Player," said Emmy Huang, group product manager at Adobe. "MainConcept provides high-quality decoders with small footprints, and their codecs were quick to integrate and easy to port to the multiple platforms supported by Adobe Flash Player. Choosing MainConcept's codecs allows us to deliver important new capabilities for Flash-based video developers."

"At MainConcept, we are deeply honoured that our technology was chosen to be an integral part of Adobe’s latest Flash Player software," said Dirk Peters, CEO of MainConcept LLC. "We expect that the over 750 million PCs and devices worldwide, which are able to view Adobe Flash content, will benefit from MainConcept's advanced compression technology. We look forward to being a key strategic supplier to Adobe’s Flash efforts."

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11.9.2007 13:55

If they feel that adobes technology is going to protect them in a way that copy protection does i am sorry to say it will be a matter of time before it gets broken by a hacker/cracker.

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