Digital Rapids Broadens Format Support with VP6 Encoding & Live Streaming for Flash Video

Publish date:

September 8, 2006 -- IBC2006, Amsterdam, Stand 7.641:

Digital Rapids

- a leading developer of scalable solutions for content ingest, encoding, transcoding, protection and delivery - is adding On2 VP6-based video for Macromedia® Flash® from Adobe® to the extensive range of formats available for its Digital Rapids Stream family of media encoding solutions. Optional On2 VP6-based encoding modules will support live Flash Video streaming via the Flash Media Server and encoding to files from live, tape or digital media file inputs.

“Flash Video has gained popularity for its multi-platform portability, large installed base of player software, and tight integration with Flash-based interactive applications and sites,” said Brick Eksten, President of Digital Rapids Corporation. “The addition of Flash Professional 8 encoding with the On2 VP6 codec to our product line continues our commitment to supporting leading digital media formats and providing our customers with outstanding format flexibility.”

“We are pleased to work with Digital Rapids in bringing On2‘s VP6-based video for Flash Professional 8 encoding to the Digital Rapids Stream line of media encoding solutions,” said Bill Joll, President and CEO of On2 Technologies. “The singular quality of our encoding software combined with Digital Rapids‘ high performance video capture and encoding solutions assures the quality video experience that users are coming to expect with Flash as the video format of choice among User Generated Content sites, social networking sites, and video portals.”

The complete line of Digital Rapids products is being showcased at IBC 2006 on stand number 7.641. For more information on Digital Rapids products, please visit


About On2 Technologies, Inc.

- 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. On2's software is used by such leading global companies as Adobe/Macromedia, AOL, Skype, XM Satellite Radio, Sony, CTTNet, Brightcove and Tencent. Located in New York City, the company has an office in Clifton Park, NY, and operations in Cambridge, UK. To contact On2, write to

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About Digital Rapids Corporation

- Digital Rapids is a leading developer of professional hardware and software solutions for video ingest, encoding, transcoding, protection, streaming, and delivery. Digital Rapids offers solutions that scale from individual applications to enterprise and global workflows, with the proven expertise to help our customers maximize their productivity and the value of their content in the evolving digital media market. Digital Rapids products integrate seamlessly into new and existing post production, broadcast, institutional and media distribution environments, dramatically increasing the volume and quality of media produced while lowering overall costs. Digital Rapids Corporation (

) is headquartered in Ontario, Canada with sales offices in California, the UK and Australia.



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