On2 Platform to Put Flash Files on Mobile Handsets
On2 has developed the Flix Engine 3GPP transcoder, which will allow users to view Flash content on 3GPP mobile handsets.On2 Technologies announced Feb. 12 that it has developed the Flix Engine 3GPP transcoder, a platform that allows Flash 8 video to be played on cell phones and other mobile devices. With the Flix Engine 3GPP transcoder, set to come out this spring, On2 Technologies hopes to provide businesses, Web site operators and consumers with a platform that can encode and publish a large number of video clips using Adobe Flash Video to make their content available on mobile phones. "By easily making this content available on mobile devices, businesses can expand their reach and create new and exciting initiatives focused on the mobile user," Mike Savello, senior vice president of Flash Business at the Clifton Park, N.Y.-based On2 Technologies, told eWEEK.
The new compression platform from On2Technologies extends from its Flix Engine encoding platform, which is a server-side transcoding engine that can take video in any format and convert it to video compatible with Flash Player 8/9, a graphic animation technology that allows users to design their own custom animations and other images.