MainConcept Licenses Core Codec Technologies to Adobe for Adobe(R) Flash(R) Player

    Adobe to Integrate MainConcept's H.264 and AAC Technologies into Latest
Version of Adobe Flash Player, the Industry Standard Application for
Delivering Web-Based Interactive Content

    AACHEN, GERMANY, August 21 /CNW/ - MainConcept AG, the world's leading
provider of audio and video codecs and software development kits to the
broadcast, film, and consumer markets today announced that Adobe Systems has
agreed to license its H.264 and AAC technology for integration into its
flagship Adobe Flash Player software, which reaches 98% of all Internet
enabled PCs worldwide. Adobe has licensed the x86, PowerPC and ARM versions of
MainConcept's H.264 and AAC decoders. A public beta of the latest Adobe Flash
Player 9, code named Moviestar, leveraging MainConcept technology is now
available from Adobe Labs (

    "The H.264 and AAC formats are key strategic additions to Adobe Flash
Player," said Emmy Huang, group product manager at Adobe. "MainConcept
provides high-quality decoders with small footprints, and their codecs were
quick to integrate and easy to port to the multiple platforms supported by
Adobe Flash Player. Choosing MainConcept's codecs allows us to deliver
important new capabilities for Flash-based video developers."

    "At MainConcept, we are deeply honoured that our technology was chosen to
be an integral part of Adobe's latest Flash Player software," said Dirk
Peters, CEO of MainConcept LLC. "We expect that the over 750 million PCs and
devices worldwide, which are able to view Adobe Flash content, will benefit
from MainConcept's advanced compression technology. We look forward to being a
key strategic supplier to Adobe's Flash efforts."

    MainConcept codecs are uniquely designed for mass market audio/video
encoding and decoding solutions. The codecs are designed to take advantage of
the advanced performance of cutting edge new computer systems, such as new
multi-core systems, while also providing an optimal experience for users
without newer systems. The codecs support international audio and video
standards while being as tolerant as possible of broken, non-standard and
corrupt files. MainConcept makes it easy for software developers to integrate
codecs into their solutions by providing comprehensive Software Development
Kits with the necessary tools, documentation and developer support to quickly
release high quality solutions on multiple platforms.

    About MainConcept

    MainConcept is the worldwide leading provider of high-quality codec
technology for the broadcast, film, consumer electronics, computer software,
medical imaging and security markets. MainConcept solutions are optimized for
various platforms including PCs, set-top boxes, portable media players and
mobile phones. MainConcept supports the most popular industry standards such
as MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, H.264/AVC, VC-1, DV, DVCPRO, DVCPro HD, JPEG2000,
AAC, HE-AAC and AC3.

    MainConcept is headquartered in Germany with subsidiaries in the USA,
Russia, and Japan. The company serves the Asia-Pacific region through key
distribution partners in China, Korea, and Taiwan. MainConcept customers
include some of the most respected international companies including Adobe,
Leitch/Harris, Microsoft, mobiTV, Sonic Solutions, Sony, and Panasonic.

    For more information about MainConcept and available codecs, visit Parties interested in licensing MainConcept technology
can contact the company at

    About Codec By

    Long term partnerships are a natural result of MainConcept's business
relationships. To support its global base of customers and partners,
MainConcept launched a dedicated "Codec-By" logo program in 2007 that industry
partners can join to demonstrate that they deliver market leading solutions
based on MainConcept's high-quality codecs. To learn more about the "Codec-By"
program, visit

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informational purposes only.

For further information:

For further information: MainConcept AG, Aachen, Germany Guido Muller,
+49-241-40108-0 Fax: +49-241-40108-10 Email: or
MainConcept LLC, Pleasanton, California Dirk Peters, 925-463-4857 Fax:
408-228-8025 Email:

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