Video Encoding SDK works with Macromedia Flash Player 8.

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Supplied as binary shared object, On2 Flix Engine for Linux is suited for developers of web sites that distribute video content for playback with Macromedia® Flash® Player 8. It provides custom-built video encoding solution that can be run locally on server or across network. Along with support for access from various programming and scripting languages, video encoding engine features PNG image exporting, image overlay, encoder speed controls, and FLV cue points.

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On2 Technologies Launches Linux Video Encoding SDK for Macromedia Flash Player 8

On2 Flix Engine for Linux Extends its Signature Video Encoding Quality, Performance to Customers on Linux Platform

NEW YORK, March 13 / -- On2 Technologies, Inc. (AMEX: ONT) today announced the immediate availability of the On2 Flix Engine for Linux. On2's newest video encoding engine for the Linux platform was developed for the rapidly-growing segment of personal publishing, video sharing and video blogging web sites that are increasingly distributing video content for playback with the Macromedia(R) Flash(R) Player 8 from Adobe.

The On2 Flix Engine for Linux extends the Company's signature high quality and high performance video compression capabilities to these customers while also adding significant new enhancements to boost image quality, compression performance and creative flexibility.

The On2 Flix Engine for Linux provides video-enabled web site developers with a custom-built video encoding solution that can be run locally on a server, or across a network. Currently, these web sites are using large "server farms," or clusters of networked servers, to encode thousands of hours of video per day. The On2 Flix Engine for Linux enables these customers to manage this volume of encoding while leveraging their existing investment in the Linux operating systems that power their sites.

On2 Flix Engine for Linux ships as a binary shared object and supports access from popular programming and scripting languages such as C/C++, Java, PHP, Python and Perl.

On2 Technologies has developed a number of new performance- and image quality-enhancing capabilities for the Linux Engine, such as:

o PNG image exporting;
o Image overlay;
o Encoder speed controls
o FLV cue points;
o Improved error handling;
o An improved API for developers looking to customize the On2 Flix Engine for Linux to meet specific requirements of their web site.

Pricing and Availability

The On2 Flix Engine for Linux is available immediately and is priced at $2,500 per server. For more licensing information, please visit

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 Macromedia Flash Player 8 from Adobe, 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 or visit

Trademarks mentioned in this release are property of their respective owners. Macromedia and Flash are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

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