New Streamer Promises Hiqh Quality at Low Speeds22 Apr, 2002 By: Hive News
Media and Entertainment.com Inc. today announced its advanced Internet streaming video product, NetDVD, is live and the company is offering viewers a firsthand look at the technology at www.nexcode.tv.
Media and Entertainment.com believes that its NetDVD is the world's fastest and clearest real-time video and audio compression methodology.
NetDVD lets Internet users view all types of video online in a full screen format without the need for expensive high-speed connections, a spokesperson said.
The delivery system is “several times faster than any other currently available delivery system” at 24 to 30 frames per second, a spokesman said, along with the optional 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound for live video streaming or video-on-demand (VOD).
“When you download our player/software it turns your computer into a server,” explained Caesar Collazo, chief technology officer for Media and Entertainment. “You feed directly from server to server. The more people who use NetDVD, the more servers we create on our network. The network scales depending on popularity, growing its potential exponentially.
“Take for instance a live pay-per-view Webcast event for over a million people. The question is: What if each person was a mirrored server? In theory you'd have a flawless PPV event. That is unheard of and that's why we believe this technology is so extraordinary.”
NetDVD is built around a proprietary process that can be viewed using any popular player available today, including Apple QuickTime, Windows Media Player and RealPlayer. The application also offers flexible and scalable video streams to Pocket PCs, PDAs, Macintosh and Linux systems.
“NetDVD's first target users will be consumers that desire to control and share multimedia content over any network including the Internet,” explained Roger Paglia, chief executive officer of Media and Entertainment.com Inc.
“Because our NetDVD application is so flexible and is capable of delivering packets via a LAN/WAN as well as over various Intranet infrastructures, the entertainment and broadcasting industries and the corporate market also stand to be early adopters. The market for this type of technology is expected to be huge.”