MainConcept Licenses Core Codec Technologies to Adobe for Adobe® Flash® Player

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

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 — 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.

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