Video compression solutions provider On2 Technologies has collaborated with semiconductors manufacturer Texas Instruments to share technology and development resources for the optimization of VP6 and VP7 video codec.
As a part of the agreement, On2 will implement its TrueMotion VP6 and VP7 video compression formats on Texas Instruments’ (TI) OMAP platform and DaVinci technology for mobile handsets and digital video applications.
The VP6 technology, through Adobe Flash player 8 and 9, is used by video websites and user generated content and social networking services, while the VP7 codec is used in applications such as Skype video conferencing and AOL AIM messenger.
According to TI, the OMAP platform is a mix of processors, software and support that delivers real-time processing for 2.5G and 3G applications such as streaming media, interactive gaming, mobile commerce and location-based services. Its DaVinci technology is thought to be the industry’s first offering of integrated components for digital video consisting of digital signal processing, video co-processors, video accelerators, multimedia codec, APIs, frameworks and development tools.
Bill Joll, president and chief executive at On2 Technologies said: What this means for On2 and the market in general is that VP6 and VP7 based cross platform high-quality video will be available for a wide range of mobile, IPTV and web video devices.
Earlier this year, On2 had collaborated with NXP Semiconductors to integrate the VP6 and VP7 codec for Nexperia processor platforms that are used in consumer devices.
Source: ComputerWire daily updates