At the IBC 2007 show in Amsterdam, Dolby Laboratories on Friday announced that its Media Encoder software is coming as a Universal binary, enabling it to run natively on Intel-based Macs. The company has also announced plans to release a Universal Media Encoder SE (Stand-alone Edition) in the near future. Dolby Labs expects to release both of them “in the near future.”
Dolby Media Encoder is a client-server application that enables video production personnel to set up and submit jobs for encoding audio to a networked server. Dolby Media Encoder SE is intended for a single computer.
Dolby Las also has plans to release Universal versions of other applications, including Dolby Media Tools, later in calendar 2007.