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Dolby unveils encoding/decoding software

At AES, Dolby Laboratories has introduced Dolby Media Producer, a new suite of professional software tools for the new HD and DVD content development industries.

Dolby Media Producer is an encoding and monitoring software tool set for professionals requiring a comprehensive solution in a file-based production environment. The package includes Dolby Media Encoder, Dolby Media Decoder and Dolby Media Tools.

This family of products supports content developed using Dolby technologies, including content in Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and MLP Lossless formats. These tools support upcoming disc-based media formats such as HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc, as well as DVD-video and DVD-audio and broadcast formats.

Dolby designed the Dolby Media Encoder, built initially on the Mac OS X platform, for use on a local computer or over a network. It has an intuitive user interface and provides metadata for all Dolby formats. Features include project level management, template storage, activity logging and confidence playback.

The Dolby Media Decoder is a software version of Dolby’s DP564 reference hardware decoder and resides on a local computer. Dolby Media Decoder allows the user to listen to an encoded file in the same way a consumer might listen.

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