Wildform, a developer of Internet media software, has released Flix for Mac, which they say is the first Mac application that encodes video into Macromedia’s Flash format. Now Mac users can easily convert video files into the most popular media format on the Web, according to Jonathan Blank, Wildform CEO.
“Flix for PC has already begun to revolutionize streaming video on the Web, and we’re very pleased to now offer the software to the media savvy Mac audience,” he told
Flash, is an open standard used extensively on the Internet. According to a September 2000 NPD Research study, 96.4 percent of all Web users can view Flash content without a download. Flix-encoded video also streams to all platforms, all browsers and through firewalls, making for a truly hassle-free experience. Flix is targeted to Flash developers, web designers and Web video enthusiasts.
“Until now, Flash was primarily an animation tool, rarely utilized for video because it took hours or days to create even short clips,” Blank said. “With Flix, video production time is slashed to minutes and users can easily insert links, create video banner ads and e-mails and deploy customized media players.”
Flix costs US$99. For ordering information, go to the
Wildform Web site.