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News   News : Cloanto Licenses MPEG-4, HighMAT Technologies
   posted by Eric_S on 13-Jan-2004 13:22:54 (2099 reads)
Cloanto announced today that it entered into a licensing agreement with MPEG LA, LLC to use MPEG-4 Visual technology, and with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. and Microsoft Corporation to use HighMAT technology in its products.

Cloanto plans to use MPEG-4 to produce high quality cross-platform encodings of a new series of Amiga Forever videos, and HighMAT for quick access and indexing of such video files on the next version of the Amiga Forever CD-ROM.

The growing list of third-party items already licensed for use in Amiga Forever includes the portfolio of Amiga patents, copyrights and trademarks, technology such as GIF/LZW by Unisys Corporation (used in Cloanto's Personal Paint) and hundreds of contributions such as Amiga applications and other items of historical interest.

In a previuos announcement Cloanto and A.inc. announced that where in talks concerning a special version of Amiga Forever for AmigaOS 4.0, which aims to provide chipset-level Classic Amiga compatibility integrated with the new generation Amiga operating system and hardware. As well as a port of PP 7.1 to OS4.
    

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Re: Cloanto Licenses MPEG-4, HighMAT Technologies
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Cool! This could open the door to some cool apps!!

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Hi there Amigans

Pardon my thick skin (Or is that Thick Head? ) but does this mean that AOS4 is getting MPEG4, or just the emulator? There's some confusion out there as to what this means, especially with Cloanto's talk with Amiga about the future .........

OK I have to say it, any OS4 news? LOL

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it could mean a whole host of video players & editing apps for Os 4 in the short term hopefully.

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Just to be clear, It should be:

Ed. Note: In a previuos announcement Cloanto and A.inc. announced that where in talks concerning a special version of Amiga Forever for AmigaOS 4.0, which aims to provide chipset-level Classic Amiga compatibility integrated with the new generation Amiga operating system and hardware. As well as a port of PP 7.1 to OS4.

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yes i hope we get a proper emu for os4 and this mpeg4 deal sounds WAY cool...

yummy :)

maybe cloanto can finally prove to us that they aint anti amiga after all??

(they supported X86 for the last 6? years only..., BACK TO THE ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTS YEP LETS GO BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK, TO THA ROOTS!

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Since Cloanto have been (deliberatly? vague here, I'll give my take on what it all means.
The DVD version of AmigaForever6 (or whatever) will be formatted so that a 'HighMAT' enabled device/media player will be able to playback the MPEG4 video files. If there is no HightMAT support, the files have to be viewed on a computer.
ISTR that 'Action' in OS4 is capeable of MPEG4 playback, so I'm guessing that they need to license the technology to enable retail release of MPEG4 encoded files.

-john

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