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LinuxPR: RidgeRun Announces Open Multimedia Interface for Linux

Feb 07, 2001, 21:50 (0 Talkback[s])

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"RidgeRun has announced sponsorship for GStreamer, a popular Open Source streaming media framework."

"At LinuxWorld, RidgeRun, Inc., announced their Open Multimedia Interface (OMI), an API and multimedia plug-in for Linux. With OMI, Linux software developers now have an easy way to integrate multimedia functionality into applications and games. OMI is simple, powerful and lightweight to meet the constraints of embedded devices as well as supporting high-end systems. The company's intent is to help developers create multimedia-enabled applications and games for Linux. RidgeRun's DSPLinuxTM excels at running multimedia content on embedded systems by using the strengths of Digital Signal Processors."

"RidgeRun has announced sponsorship for GStreamer, a popular Open Source streaming media framework, which is an important infrastructure component of OMI. "There are many great Open Source libraries out there," said Phil Verghese, RidgeRun's CTO, "but most are tied to specific applications and few scale well. GStreamer stands out from the rest, because of its good design and multimedia performance." Verghese explained, "Within the Linux community today, there is a considerable excitement and activity around integrating multimedia into applications and games. At RidgeRun, we want to promote and foster that activity to enable more compelling Linux applications. OMI offers a powerful, yet simple to use API which easily supports current and future multimedia standards, in an application-friendly Open Source framework that extends the great foundation of GStreamer."

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