Re: Fluendo funds for Vorbis and Theora RTP specifications

Nice one!

On Mon, 2004-12-06 at 12:09 +0100, Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller
> Fluendo funds for Vorbis and Theora RTP specifications
> GNU/Linux multimedia specialist Fluendo announces funding of to
> complete RTP specifications for the Vorbis and Theora codec formats
> December 6, 2004 - Barcelona, Spain
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> Fluendo is taking another step towards being able to offer the world
> high-quality streaming using standard royalty-free formats. By giving
> content producers and software makers the opportunity to use the popular
> Vorbis and Theora formats together with the IETF-standardized Real Time
> Protocol, reach and use of these formats will be increased even further.
> "It's fantastic to see Fluendo continuing to fill in pieces of media
> technology still missing in the Open Source world. By implementing
> Xiph's Ogg codecs over RTP, Fluendo is not only enhancing their own
> business, they're giving, truly giving, powerful media technologies to
> all the peoples of the world." says Christopher Montgomery, Executive
> Director of the Foundation.
> "RTP support has been missing from our technology suite for a long time,
> and we're very happy to have Fluendo's support in remedy," said Ralph
> Giles, lead Theora developer for the Foundation. "RTP is
> becoming increasingly important for desktop conferencing and we are
> especially excited by the prospect of consumer multicast distribution. "
> "We are very happy to collaborate with the Foundation on
> enabling the high-quality Vorbis and Theora codecs for use with the
> standardized RTP protocol", Fluendo Business Manager Christian Schaller
> says. "Looking forward, we feel that combining our own streaming server
> Flumotion with RTP-enabled Vorbis and Theora will be an unbeatable
> combination for a very wide range of streaming audio and video content
> providers."
> Phil Kerr of will be in charge of the development of the
> specifications, including the creation of reference implementations and
> working with the Internet Engineering Task Force and other stakeholders.
> The development will be conducted in an open fashion in the long-
> standing tradition of the Open Source community.
> "With the support of Fluendo, the Xiph.Org Foundation is able to provide
> a complete set of streaming technologies to the wider Internet
> community" says Phil Kerr. "The RTP profiles for Vorbis audio and Theora
> video allow for real-time streaming of high-quality, multi-channel,
> audio and video."
> Vorbis and Theora
> The Vorbis and Theora are open and royalty-free multimedia formats for
> audio and video. Both of them are growing in popularity quickly. More
> and more portable music players from leading producers such as iRiver
> and iAudio have had support added for the Ogg/Vorbis format. It is being
> used in popular games such as Unreal Tournament, Doom 3 and Harry Potter
> 2. It is also experiencing growing popularity for web radio with
> adopters such as UK Virgin Radio and Canadian CBC.
> Since the recent release of Theora's finalized format specification, it
> too is being implemented by more and more products, among which is
> Fluendo's own Flumotion Streaming Server.
> Fluendo S.L.
> Fluendo is a company specialized in delivering products and consulting
> services focusing on UNIX and GNU/Linux multimedia. Fluendo employs
> several of the central developers of the GStreamer multimedia framework,
> which is quickly establishing itself as the de-facto standard multimedia
> framework for GNU/Linux and UNIX systems. Fluendo's flagship product is
> the streaming media server, Flumotion, blessed with a unique and
> powerful distributed design. Fluendo comes out ahead by combining best-
> of-breed systems from the Open Source world with a strong team of highly
> knowledgeable software engineers and a management team with a lot of
> streaming media expertise.
> Foundation
> The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the
> production of technically competitive, freely-implementable multimedia
> technology without the intellectual property encumbrances that tax
> distribution in other formats. Xiph believes in leveling the playing
> field for digital content so that all producers and artists can
> distribute their work for minimal cost, regardless of industrial
> affiliation.
> For more information
> For more information on Fluendo, visit the website at
> or mail info fluendo com
> For more information on the Foundation:
> References
>    1.
>    2. Mail to: info fluendo com
>    3.
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