Tribeworks has released a new version of iShell, its multimedia authoring tool.
Enhancements over iShell 2.0 include HTML 2 support, improvements to the smart caching mechanism, and enhancements to iShell’s database feature. Also, iShell 2.2 has been enhanced to better support QuickTime 5, according to Tribeworks’ spokesman Jon Ward.
iShell is a QuickTime-native multimedia authoring suite that enables the creation of customized media players that launch from a Web site. iShell 2 added the ability to create customized streaming media players that can be authored and played on Mac and Windows/NT systems. iShell 2 players can be of any arbitrary shape, can contain holes, and have the ability to play in the foreground or the background.
iShell requires a Power Mac, Mac OS 8.6 or higher, 32MB of available RAM, a minimum of 10MB of free hard disk space, and QuickTime 4 or higher. iShell 2.2 can be downloaded for free at the
Tribeworks Web site. A Mac OS X version is in the works.