On2 Technologies Introduces Flash 8 Video SDK for Digital Media Application Developers


On2 Flash 8 Video SDK Enables Developers to Enhance Applications with High Quality Flash 8 Video Encoding

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 - On2 Technologies, Inc. (AMEX:ONT), today announced that it is bringing high-quality Flash 8 video encoding support to the global community of digital media application developers. With the newly launched On2 Flash 8 Video SDK, On2 is providing this development community with the tools to integrate powerful new Flash 8 video encoding capabilities directly into any application, including video editing, video blogging, 3D graphics, multimedia presentation and web publishing.

Available as a Microsoft DirectShow® filter, the On2 Flash 8 Video SDK can be used with the DirectShow programming interfaces in Windows, enabling developers to create Flash 8 (.FLV) output directly from a DirectShow-enabled application. This capability significantly increases the number of options available to application developers, who are eager to create Flash 8 video while leveraging DirectShow's familiar interfaces and development methods. DirectShow is the industry-standard architecture for multimedia in Windows.

"The On2 Flash 8 Video SDK is a tremendous innovation for the digital media developer community as it enables them to build Flash 8 video encoding into sophisticated, robust digital media applications," said Eric Ameres, Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President of Software Development at On2. "Many of our customers and prospects have been asking for DirectShow support and our engineers delivered it. With this product, we're enabling our customers to create Flash 8 video using the industry's most popular, most powerful Windows multimedia architecture. This is a very important step forward for our On2 Flash 8 video encoding technology and for Flash 8 video in general."

The On2 Flash 8 Video SDK is available immediately. For pricing information, contact sales@on2.com.

On2 Flash 8 Video SDK: Key Features

Built with Windows application developers in mind, the On2 Flash 8 Video SDK includes a number of key features designed to streamline the development process while optimizing the benefits of Flash 8 video encoding integration. Select features include:

o Enables any Windows-based application to support easy creation of
Flash 8 video content

o Packaged as a Microsoft DirectShow filter for easy integration into
DirectShow-based Windows applications

o Encodes directly to Flash 8 FLV video file format

o Converts files from virtually any format* to Flash 8 FLV video

o Provides programmatic access to the encoder and its settings

o Supports direct, live video capture from input devices such as
webcams, DV cameras, and broadcast video devices

* Requires that the correct DirectShow filter is present to decode the
source file.

About On2 Technologies, Inc., The Duck Corporation

On2 Technologies (AMEX:ONT) is a leading technology firm at the forefront of 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 used extensively in the video-on-demand, videoconferencing, Internet media, surveillance, and store- and-play markets. They operate with On2's own TrueCast Server and Player software, as well as third-party player and server products. On2's software is used by such leading companies as Sony, XM Satellite Radio, NTT, AOL, BBC, ABC News, Nullsoft, SeaChange International, and Macromedia. The On2 Video decoder has an installation base of millions through its inclusion in AOL 9 Media Player, Winamp 5, Viewpoint Media Player, and others. On2 licenses its software for use in set-top boxes, consumer electronics devices and wireless applications and offers high-level video encoding, customized technical support, and consulting/integration services. 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 www.on2.com/.

Source: On2 Technologies, Inc.

CONTACT: Kevin M. Bourke, BourkePR, +1-781-545-7449, bourkepr@comcast.net

Web site: http://www.on2.com/

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