On2 Technologies Announces On2 Video for Macintosh SDK


NEW YORK, Jan. 4 / -- On2 Technologies, Inc. (AMEX:ONT) announced today that it has completed a version of its On2 Video Software Developer Kit (SDK) for the Apple Macintosh.

The On2 Video for Macintosh SDK provides and easy an robust set of tools for Mac developers to build On2 VP6 and VP7 video encoding and decoding capabilities into their applications.

Features of the On2 Video for Macintosh SDK include:
o Offers video quality and compression ratios that exceed H.264 and MPEG-4
o Optimized for PowerPC G4 and G5 processors with AltiVec Velocity Engine
o Developed specifically for MacOS X
o Enables applications to encode and decode video frames with complete control and minimum overhead
o Supports a wide variety of video input formats
o Supports live real-time encoding
o Supports multi-pass encoding
o Includes sophisticated encoding strategies to achieve any requested video data rate
o Straightforward licensing terms (no patent pooling restrictions or external licensing fees)
o Backed by On2's world-class developer support services

"We are very excited to offer the world's best video compression technology on the Mac," said Douglas A. McIntyre, On2's chairman, president and chief executive officer. "The Mac developer community has made it clear to us that they want to offer On2 Video in their applications and we're confident that they'll be very happy with our On2 Video for Macintosh SDK. Unlike some software that is ported to the Mac, we have ensured that our On2 Video for Macintosh SDK is at 100% feature parity with our Windows offering. In short, this SDK empowers Mac developers to do everything with On2 Video that can be done by their Windows counterparts."

The On2 Video for Macintosh SDK is available immediately. Licensing inquiries should be directed to sales@on2.com.

About On2 Technologies, Inc., The Duck Corporation
On2 Technologies (AMEX:ONT) is a leading technology firm at the forefront of digital video compression. The company revolutionized digital media delivery with the creation of its advanced full-motion, full-screen On2 Video compression and streaming technologies. On2 Video codecs are widely used in the Internet, video-on-demand, VOIP, and mobile media markets. They operate with On2's Flix and On2 TrueCast software, as well as third-party products. On2's software is used by such leading global companies as Adobe/Macromedia, AOL, Skype, XM Satellite Radio, Sony, VitalStream, and Tencent. The On2 Video decoder has an installation base of millions through its inclusion in Adobe Flash Player, Skype 2, AOL Media Player, Viewpoint, and others. Located in New York City, the company has an office in Clifton Park, NY, and operations in Cambridge, UK. To contact On2, write to sales@on2.com or visit http://www.on2.com/.

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