San Diego and Houston (PRWEB) June 8, 2006
SnapStream Media, Inc., a leader in digital home entertainment products, announced today the release of Beyond TV 4.3, which builds on the success of SnapStream Media’s award-winning digital video recording (DVR) software.
Beyond TV 4.3 is the first software application to integrate DivX 6.1, which includes Intel Hyper-Threaded (HT) and dual-core processor optimizations. Added support for the DivX 6.1 video codec enables Intel dual-core PCs to encode up to 300 percent faster. Additionally, Beyond TV 4.3 offers support for compression of HDTV recordings to DivX format in high-definition.
DivX 6.1 produces higher quality output with smaller file sizes, allowing users to compress video files without sacrificing video quality. DivX 6.1 now includes full support for single CPU, HT, dual CPU (SMP) and dual-core processors. While DivX 6.1 is optimized for dual core and multi-threaded systems, encoding performance is improved on systems with a single CPU as well.
"Beyond TV 4.3’s support for DivX 6.1 will allow Beyond TV users to take advantage of cutting-edge DivX technology," said Rakesh Agrawal, president and CEO of SnapStream Media. "The optimizations for Intel dual core and multi-threaded systems mean our users will have a better overall DVR experience when using DivX on Intel-processor machines."
"SnapStream Media's decision to integrate the optimized DivX 6.1 encoder in their Beyond TV PC DVR product demonstrates the widespread support for our current Intel Core Duo and upcoming Core 2 Duo processors," said Don MacDonald, vice president, Digital Home Group, Intel Corporation. "Our latest processors offer developers exciting opportunities as they break new ground in terms of performance and energy savings. For example, Intel's Core 2 Duo processors will deliver significant increased performance over existing dual-core processors with an equally impressive reduction in energy consumption."
"The optimizations for dual-core and hyper-threaded processors that we’ve added to DivX will give Beyond TV users faster and better DVR performance than ever before," said David Lubinsky, Director SW Product Management at DivX, Inc. "We’re excited to work with both SnapStream and Intel to bring a cutting-edge digital video experience to users."
About SnapStream Media, Inc.
SnapStream Media, Inc. is a leading developer of digital home products based in Houston, Texas. SnapStream Media's vision is to create high quality consumer entertainment experiences that leverage PC technology. The company's digital video recording (DVR) software, Beyond TV™ received PC Magazine's Product of the Year Award in December 2004. It was praised as "an idea whose time has come" by the Associated Press and declared "better than TiVo" by Maximum PC. Interested parties can find more information about SnapStream Media and its products at http://www.snapstream.com.
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