On2.com, Inc. has announced plans to show its VP3 plug-in for QuickTime 5 and its VP4 video compression technologies at NAB 2001, the National Association of Broadcasters convention and trade show. The new VP3 plug-in will be demonstrated by Apple in booth M9131 at the show.
On2.com indicates that the VP3 codec will be available to QuickTime 5 users utilizing QuickTime’s own component download program. On2.com says that VP3 offers TV-quality video compression and streaming capabilities with support for multiple bit rates within a single file. The company supports RealPlayer and Windows Media Player in addition to QuickTime. The VP3 plug-in for QuickTime is currently available in beta form, and can be downloaded from On2.com’s Web site.
On2.com also plans to provide closed-door demonstrations of its VP4 codec, which the company claims provides Internet users with “near-DVD quality” streaming video at 450Kbps, a 10-15 percent reduction over any other compression technology available today.
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takes place from April 21-26 in Las Vegas, Nev.