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PRNewswire: Indrema Announces OpenStream Collaboration for Linux Video Project

May 11, 2000, 20:50 (1 Talkback[s])

"OpenStream to Bring Full-Featured Video Architecture to Linux."

"Indrema Corporation, the Open Source digital entertainment company, today announced that Linux users will soon enjoy a wave of professional video applications thanks to an Open Source project called OpenStream. The OpenStream project is a collaboration of several development groups, including Indrema, LiViD, and other major Linux vendors soon to be announced working to create a new royalty-free gold standard for professional video on Linux."

"The project will be hosted on VA Linux's SourceForge (http://sourceforge.net) where Open Source developers are encouraged to contribute to the API and code development. The project will produce the OpenStream 1.0 API specification and Sample Implementation with support for MPEG2 encoding, decoding hardware acceleration-an access architecture for various CODECs, and drivers for a variety of popular MPEG2 hardware. In other news, Indrema announced today its selection of NVIDIA's future-generation graphics processing unit (GPU) as the standard GPU in the Indrema L600 Entertainment System, which will take advantage of advanced gaming performance and OpenStream video technology."

"The OpenStream API will enable professional quality hardware video acceleration compatible with the Direct Rendering Infrastructure now distributed in XFree86 4.0," said John Gildred, CEO and founder of Indrema. "The plan is to create a scalable video architecture which surpasses that of Microsoft or Apple, with an Open Source code base so everyone can contribute to its fast evolution."

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