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April 22, 2009 06:00 ET

mLoader™ Cuts H.264 Video Encode/Upload Times in Half

mDialog™ partners with Elgato to make video encoding faster than ever

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2009) - Just in time for NAB, the biggest gathering of video broadcast professionals in North America, mDialog(TM), the leader in portable social video technology, will launch a Beta of its new mLoader(TM) for Mac OS. Developed in partnership with Elgato Systems, the new Mac version of mLoader takes full advantage of Elgato's new Turbo.264 HD hardware accelerator. The mLoader Beta is available for free download at mdialog.com/mLoader.

"We developed a Turbo.264 HD accelerated mLoader in response to overwhelming demand from our members," says Greg Philpott, founder and president of mDialog. "Because we're a MPEG-4/H.264 platform, integrating our software with Elgato's award-winning hardware was an obvious solution for the professional video publisher who wants to radically reduce the time it takes to transcode video to the MPEG-4 H.264 standard."

When used in tandem with Elgato's easy-to-use USB-based accelerator, mLoader rapidly encodes three MPEG 264-4/H.264 versions of your video, each optimized for playback on mobile, web and HD devices. During initial testing, the mDialog team has seen performance increases in the range of 40% to 60%, and in some cases, has even achieved faster than real-time HD encoding.

"We started mDialog with a core principle that, if you want to get your HD video into the cloud and ready to play on all screens, it just makes sense to encode on the desktop and not in the cloud," says Philpott. "Why even attempt to try and upload a multi-gigabyte file only to have it wait in a queue to crunch it cloud-side?"

Just by downloading the mLoader H.264 Beta for free from mDialog.com and inserting the Elgato Turbo.264 HD accelerator in the USB slot, the video encoding process is made even quicker. Elgato Systems is the home of the award-winning EyeTV software, the world's leading software to watch, record, and edit SDTV and HDTV on the Mac.

"Now that Turbo.264 HD can be used directly from within mDialog's mLoader, it's quicker and easier than ever to make your video available on all screens," says Adam Steinberg, Director Product Line Management at Elgato. "It's an indispensable combination for broadcast and production professionals who need speedy encoding for iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, and the web."

About mDialog(TM):

mDialog(TM) is a leader in portable social video technology. Its easy four-step workflow - Publish - Engage - Distribute - Monetize - allows professional video producers and amateur video enthusiasts alike to captivate and interact with audiences on mobile, computer and TV screens.

A pioneer in Video as a Service (VaaS), mDialog's social video management solutions can be delivered across multiple device and screen types - including white-labelled iPhone apps and embedded video web apps. In fact, mDialog's iPhone app is the most comprehensive social video solution available on the iPhone, allowing users to not only view, but socially engage with videos directly from their iPhone. mDialog(TM) is a subsidiary of mDialog Corporation, which was founded in 2005 and is based in Toronto, Canada and New York City. Visit www.mdialog.com.

Nominated for Best Use of Mobile Video at the 13th Annual Webby Awards, mDialog(TM) is also eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award. Fans can cast their votes in The Webby People's Voice Awards at http://pv.webbyawards.com.

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