November 11, 2008
56.Com Switches to On2 Video
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. and GUANGZHOU, CHINA, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On2 Technologies announced today that 56.com, China's leading video sharing web site, is to standardize on On2 Flix(R) Engine as its server-side transcoding and publishing platform for all web video uploads. In a move to dramatically reduce bandwidth costs and increase video quality, 56.com will switch to On2 VP6-based Flash video to encode and publish an average of 50,000 new video streams each day. 56.com serves video to over 35 million people each month.
56.com reviewed many encoding solutions as well as other formats for Flash video. On2 Flix Engine proved the most robust and reliable through rigorous testing and provided the broad input format support needed. The decision to choose On2 VP6 as the codec for Adobe(R) Flash(R) video was based on many factors including encode speed, compression metrics, features, playback performance, market acceptance and licensing terms.
Tan Yi continues: "Furthermore, On2 VP6 also provides skip-free playback on less powerful PC's, which means we can reach a much wider audience with high-quality content. It is also faster to encode, so we will need fewer servers to maintain the same volume of content."
"We are pleased that 56.com has chosen On2 VP6 video for Flash, and feel this is yet more evidence of a market trend in China towards adoption of On2 Video," said John Fargis, VP of Asia Sales at On2 Technologies "With our technology we are able to provide 56.com customers the superior quality they deserve and expect, while also saving 56.com up to 40% on their bandwidth costs."
About On2 Technologies
On2 creates advanced video compression technologies for desktop and wireless. Powering the video in many of today's leading web and mobile applications and devices, On2's customers include: Nokia, Infineon, Sun Microsystems, Mediatek, Sony, Facebook, Brightcove, Move Networks, Adobe and Skype. On2 Technologies is headquartered in Tarrytown, NY USA. For more information please visit http://www.on2.com/
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