Electronic equipment manufacturer Analog Devices has partnered with media software developer RealNetworks to develop personal media players featuring full D1 broadcast resolution playback of RealVideo and RealAudio media files.
According to Analog Devices, the combined efficiency of its Blackfin processor and Realnetworks’ RealVideo format is expected to increase the quality of video playback traditionally not found in personal media players (PMP). Analog Devices’ Blackfin is a 16/32-bit embedded processor used for converged media applications.
Martin Schwarz, assistant vice president of format for RealNetworks said: We are excited that the Blackfin embedded processor supports high quality and stable decoding of RealVideo and RMVB media at a full D1 broadcast resolution and 16m colors.
Also, in 2007, China-based equipment manufacturer Aigo launched two models, the Aigo E898 and F965R, which supports RealVideo, RealAudio and the RealMedia Variable Bitrate (RMVB) formats on a Blackfin processor.
Source: ComputerWire daily updates