Anonymous (not verified) - May 06th, 1999
Among the products exhibited are a number that can help independent videographers distribute their work on the Web. RealNetworks' CEO Rob Glaser kicked off the event with a keynote speech which introduced RealJukebox, a product enabling downloading and playing of customized high-quality music playlists. Streaming video of his talk is available on the RealNetworks Web site.
RealNetworks is showing, among other products, RealProducer G2. This is the latest update to the previous RealPublisher product. RealProducer encodes digital video clips, such as those in .avi and .mov formats, into RealMedia clips. It also holds a few basic SMIL (Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language) authoring features. These allow the Web video producer to add hyperlinking text, graphics and still images to streaming video presentations. RealPublisher comes in three flavors:
RealProducer, RealProducer Plus, and RealProducer Pro.
RealProducer is free. It supports two bit rates for SureStream encoding. RealProducer Plus costs $149 and supports more bit rates as well as MPEG and MP3 encoding. The $500 RealProducer Pro offers an option of using the TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) protocol for streaming instead of the standard UDP(Universal Datagram Protocol). This helps those video producers who have trouble streaming their productions past firewalls. With supported video capture cards, such as the preferred Osprey 100, all versions of RealProducer can encode live video on the fly. This makes live Web casting possible in the RealNetworks format. RealProducer is available in Linux versions as well as those for Windows and Mac OS.