Digigami Ships 'MoviesForMyPod/PSP 1.0' Batch Movie Converter for Video iPod/PSP Playstation Portable

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Digigami today announced it is shipping MoviesForMyPod/PSP 1.0, a simple, yet powerful batch movie converter. The Macintosh program, available as a free download from the Digigami web site, makes it easy to convert a collection of QuickTime videos for delivery to Web, Video iPod 5G and/or Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) devices.

The speedups in conversion time are greater than linear improvements with the number of processors. We achieve greater conversion speeds by dispatching multiple jobs in parallel. So a quad-core machine is more than twice as fast as a dual core machine when processing large batches of movies.

Digigami today announced it is shipping MoviesForMyPod/PSP 1.0, a simple, yet powerful batch movie converter. The Macintosh program, available as a free download from the Digigami web site, makes it easy to convert a collection of QuickTime videos for delivery to Web, Video iPod and/or Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) devices.

Simplifies Media Conversion for Portable Devices

"Most Podcasters and internet sites including Google Video, are currently offering two distinct downloadable movie types in order to serve both the Video iPod and Sony Playstation Portable (PSP). Yet both devices utilizes the MPEG-4 SP file format." said Digigami CTO, Gen Kiyooka. "What we have done is taken the sheer simplicity of our MoviesForMyPod program and added the necessary automagic in order to create one MPEG-4 (.MP4) movie file which plays perfectly on both devices. So you can publish a single movie file on your web site which syncs and plays flawlessly on both devices. We continue to use Apple's MPEG-4 encoder because in our tests, the encoder produced superior audio quality."

Not only is MoviesForMyPod/PSP a Universal Mac OS X binary, it is also designed from the ground up to be multi-core aware, and takes full advantage of single, dual and quad-core CPUs, Intel or PowerPC.

"The speedups in conversion time are greater than linear improvements with the number of processors. We achieve greater conversion speeds by dispatching multiple jobs in parallel. So a quad-core machine is more than twice as fast as a dual core machine when processing large batches of movies."

MoviesForMyPod/PSP is designed with the video prosumer or professional in mind. Podcasters will enjoy the fact that QuickTime metadata is preserved when making Podcast movies. And internet webmasters will find their job simplified by the automatic creation of PSP thumbnail files.

System Requirements

MoviesForMyPod/PSP requires QuickTime 7.0.3 (or higher) and iTunes 6.x (or higher). Intel, PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 Macintosh Computer with OS X Tiger (10.4 or higher)

Pricing and Availability

MoviesForMyPod/PSP is free software to individuals, podcasters, students, educational users and small "sole proprietor, less than three (3) employee" business. Corporations pay just $89.00 under an honor license system. The free version is offered without technical support, and the paid version includes Digigami technical support services. Product web site:

http://www.digigami.com/moviesformypod/.

About Digigami

Digigami is a privately held company headquartered in the greater Los Angeles area. Digigami was founded in 1994 and released its first MegaPEG MPEG-2 (HDTV Blu-Ray HD-DVD) encoder, in 1996 along with an early Netscape plug-in that plays streaming video in MPEG, AVI, QuickTime formats. For the past 10 years, Digigami has been continuously improving its MPEG video compression technology; MPressionist Pro HDTV Blu-Ray HD-DVD analyzer, MegaPEG HDTV and MoviesForMyPod/PSP are the most recent Digigami products.

For details and pricing information on all Digigami products, please visit our Web site at http://www.digigami.com/

Digigami product names are trademarks of Digigami, Inc. Apple, iPod (http://www.apple.com/ipod), Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro and Velocity Engine are the trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Sony, Playstation

(http://www.sony.com/playstation), and PSP are trademarks of Sony (http://www.sony.com/). [BitVice is a trademark of Innobits AB. MainConcept is a trademark of, well, MainConcept. MPEG is the colloquial acronym for the international video compression standard created by the Motion Pictures Experts Group aka ISO/IEC-11172 (MPEG-1) and ISO/IEC 13818 MPEG-2.

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