Media 100, a provider of digital media design and delivery solutions, has announced plans at this week’s Macworld New York to develop Cleaner for Mac OS X.
Cleaner is an application for adding dynamic, interactive streaming video and audio to Web sites and preparing high-quality media for delivery on the Internet, broadband, CD-ROM, kiosks, presentations and DVD. Media 100 is showing a technology demonstration of Cleaner running on Mac OS X this week.
“Media 100 views OS X as an important new operating system and will continue to work closely with Apple to ensure that our digital media solutions are fully supported and are optimized for these new platforms,” said Caren Anhder, senior product line manager, Media 100, in a statement. “We anticipate significant performance from Cleaner running on OS X and look forward to providing this benefit to our users.”
Anhder added that Media 100 is working closely with Apple to ensure that Cleaner will be fully compliant with the Mac OS X platform, and will enable users to take full advantage of the operating system’s media rich capabilities and powerful computing platform. Cleaner for OS X is expected to be available in early 2002.
But you won’t have to wait that long for a new version of Cleaner 5. Media 100 plans a “significant upgrade” that will ensures support for streaming media output to QuickTime 5, RealSystem 8.5 and Windows Media 8 (Windows Media 7 for Mac). The update will also includes support for the Sorenson Video 3 codec, which enables the delivery of high-quality streaming media for QuickTime.
“With the new release of Cleaner 5, our customers will be able to tap into all the latest technologies when creating high-quality streaming media content,” said Anhder. “Releasing the new version of Cleaner 5 just on the heels of Sorensen Video 3 enables our customers to take advantage of the latest and greatest streaming technologies available from Media 100 and our strategic partners.”
Cleaner 5.1 will be available later this summer as a free download to current Cleaner 5 customers. Cleaner 5 is available at a manufacturers suggested retail price of US$599.