Cloanto Licenses MPEG-4, HighMAT Technologies
Date 13-Jan-2004 13:39:15
|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.