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Sun working on video codec technology

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 11 Apr 2008 21:12

Sun working on video codec technology Sun has revealed that it is developing a royalty-free and open video codec and media system. Company officials made the announcement at the Sun Labs Open House event in Menlo Park, Calif. "The main benefit is that you don't have that now and there are markets, key markets like the Web, that are in need for the Web 2.0 experience a foundation of royalty-free for the media element," said Rob Glidden, global alliance manager for TV & Media at Sun.
The Sun project has been titled OMS, which stands for either Open Media Stack or Open Media System, and it is derived out of Sun's Open Media Commons initiative to develop royalty-free solutions for all digital media content. Proprietary technologies dominate the online video growth right now, including Adobe's Flash.

OMS video will be based on H.26x technology, but is still only at its beginning stages. When asked about availability of OMS technologies, Glidden would only say, "Stay tuned. I have no announcements on any commercial implementations or time frame."

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