SOURCE: Telestream, Inc.

July 28, 2006 11:32 ET

Flip4Mac WMV Support for Intel Macs Now Available

Version 2.1 Software Release Features Support for Intel Macs and Faster Windows Media Encoding for PowerPC Mac Users

NEVADA CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 28, 2006 -- Telestream, the media encoding specialist, today announced availability of Flip4Mac™ WMV version 2.1 software. Release highlights include universal support for Apple's Intel-based Macintosh systems and significantly faster Windows Media encoding for PowerPC Mac users. The Flip4Mac WMV update is free and available for download on Microsoft and Flip4Mac websites.

"We are pleased to offer Intel support for the large base of Mac users who have been eager to receive this release since our announcement in April," said Barbara DeHart, Vice President, Flip4Mac Products. "Considerable buzz has been generated throughout the Mac community as is evidenced by the immense number of users who offered to participate in our beta testing process."

Flip4Mac WMV is comprised of a collection of QuickTime™ components that enables Mac OS X users to play, import and export Windows Media® files using QuickTime-based applications. In addition to universal support for Intel-powered Macintosh systems, version 2.1 includes significantly faster export optimizations for PowerPC Mac users. PowerPC users will see encode speeds four to six times faster with version 2.1.

"The Flip4Mac WMV 2.1 release gives users total control over their export speeds," comments Derrick Freeman, Video Streaming and Compression Specialist at GeniusDV and Flip4Mac beta tester. "Our clients need solutions that can speed up their workflows, and the v2.1 release gives them the faster export speeds they need. When higher quality output takes precedence over speed, the flexible export settings in Flip4Mac WMV produce the results that our clients are looking for."

Additional new features in Flip4Mac WMV v2.1 include: multi-language audio support in the WMV player; overlay when importing Windows Media content in trial mode; support for Web authors to disable save as feature in embedded streams and improved support for MMS servers and live streams.

The Flip4Mac WMV family includes free playback of Windows Media files and a range of import and export capabilities priced from $29 to $179. In January, Microsoft began free distribution of Windows Media Components for QuickTime, powered by Flip4Mac. Since that time, millions of Flip4Mac downloads have occurred. The free version 2.1 update is available for download on www.microsoft.com and www.flip4mac.com.

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About Flip4Mac (www.flip4mac.com)

Exporting and importing media in the formats users require shouldn't be a hassle. Telestream's Flip4Mac digital media tools for the Macintosh make it easy. Since its beginning in 1998, Telestream, the company that pioneered high-quality media exchange over IP networks, has recognized the vital need for seamless access to media in any format across any network -- in a way that is transparent to any user's workflow. With Flip4Mac digital media tools for the Macintosh, Telestream leverages its expertise in media encoding, transcoding, and digital workflows to enable an all-Macintosh workflow for media professionals.

About Telestream (www.telestream.net)

Telestream products have set the standard with the world's leading media and entertainment companies, corporations, and government institutions for the encoding, organizing, and delivery of digital media. Customers rely on Telestream products for convenient, cost-effective, and robust digital media access and exchange over IP networks. The company's core workgroup and enterprise solutions and newer Flip4Mac tools for the Macintosh streamline digital media workflows for content owners, creators, and distributors in any industry segment. Telestream and its team of video experts are located in Nevada City, the "video valley" region of Northern California. The company is privately held.

About GeniusDV (www.GeniusDV.com)

Located in Orlando, Florida, GeniusDV is a Digital Video Editing Training Center. Classes include training on Avid Express HD, Final Cut Studio and After Effects software applications. GeniusDV also offers a one day video streaming and compression training class, and Flip4Mac WMV Studio Pro HD is one of the software applications featured in the class. The company also offers video streaming consulting services.

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