Digital Rapids unveils version 2.5 StreamPro, StreamEnterprise software

Digital Rapids unveiled version 2.5 of the StreamPro and StreamEnterprise software at NAB2008.

The new version extends the capabilities of Digital Rapids' encoding solutions, offering expanded compression and file format support, enhanced video processing plug-ins and extended DVD publishing features.

Version 2.5 adds new support for formats of particular interest to broadcasters and users targeting mobile phones, including the ability to output encoded media in an MXF (Material eXchange Format) container. A new 3GPP/mobile option rounds out Digital Rapids' existing mobile format support with live streaming and formats required by older phones. The 3GPP/mobile option incorporates H.263, H.264 and MPEG-4 Part 2 video with AAC-LC and AMR (narrow-band and wide-band) audio.

Version 2.5 also bolsters the SMPTE VC-1 encoding capabilities of StreamPro and StreamEnterprise with the incorporation of the Microsoft VC-1 encoder SDK. New abilities include the creation of VC-1 elementary video streams, multiplexing closed-captioning information into VC-1 based outputs and dynamic complexity balancing.

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