The Next Milestone Is Set! - RealNetworks Launches RealProducerTM HD for Linux

Streaming vendors now have a professional tool to generate faster HD videos with superior compression efficiency while delivering exceptional image quality

BEIJING, March 30, 2016 - RealNetworks庐 (NASDAQ: RNWK), the leader in video, today announced the launch of RealProducer鈩 HD for Linux in China. 聽RealProducer HD for Linux, powered by the RealMedia鈩 HD technology, enables professional content providers to offer consumers stunning quality in the fast developing HD video era. This new tool is part of a full ecosystem with RealMedia HD as the core technology, enabling faster encoding of high-definition videos with a compression efficiency of over 30% - 45% versus H.264, while delivering exceptional image quality. It is the ideal tool for online streaming service providers, cloud service providers, carriers, and OTT service providers.

A Revolutionary Product to Tap into the Online Streaming Market

鈥淩ealProducer HD for Linux is offering key competitive advantages for enterprise customers in an environment where streaming vendors are competing intensely in the online streaming market. iResearch data shows that by 2015, the Chinese online streaming market size has reached 36.8 billion CNY. This is a fast growing market where RealNetworks has put its focus with a line of newly developed products such as RealMedia HD SDK for Android, iOS, and Windows as well as RealProducer HD for Linux,鈥 said Thierry Raymaekers, area vice president, RealPlayer Group China.

With hardware specifications recommended by RealNetworks, the encoding efficiency is close to 1:1 for 720p HD content. This means near real time encoding into RMHD format with RealProducer HD for Linux.
In order to enjoy the full benefits brought by the RealMedia HD technology, RealProducer HD for Linux is a must-have product for streaming providers who have already deployed the Linux platform.

Advantages of RealMedia HD Product Suite for Streaming Video Services

  • Significant bandwidth cost savings by using RealMedia HD technology.

  • RealMedia HD SDK can be effortlessly integrated with other players or apps. The SDK is available for Windows PC, Android, and iOS devices.

  • Once the RealMedia HD SDK is integrated into devices, consumers can enjoy significantly lower CPU usage and less battery consumption in comparison with H.265, while streaming service providers can benefit from software decoding without the hassle of hardware fragmentation.

Highlights of RealProducer HD for Linux

  • Allows faster encoding time for a quick-to-market content release 鈥 a must for every streaming vendor in order to outperform competitors with similar content services.

  • Supports HLS protocol for RealMedia HD.

  • Fully leverages the hardware capability of servers to achieve even better encoding performance.

  • Designed for quick and easy use, minimizing the learning curve for engineers.

  • Compared to open source producers, RealNetworks provides a one-stop solution, dedicated support, and customized solutions for customers.

Recommended Hardware for RealProducer HD for Linux

  • CentOS 6.4

  • Processors: 2

  • CPU: E5-2667v2 /8 cores/16 threads/2.3G HZ

  • Memory: 16GB

Input and Output File Formats Supported

  • Input format: MP4, TS (video codec H.264, audio codec AAC)

  • Output format:

  • RMHD (video codec RMHD, audio codec AAC)

  • M3U8 and TS files (video codec RMHD, audio codec AAC)

How to Register for Trials and Evaluations!

Please contact a sales representative at RMHD@realnetworks.com for trials and evaluations.

About RealMedia HD
Developed by RealNetworks, RealMedia HD is a codec technology delivering exceptional image quality for a high-definition experience 鈥 giving viewers high quality video over the Internet on their choice of devices. RealMedia HD technology increases compression efficiency by 30% to 45% versus H.264 to free up device storage while providing a high-definition image, increasing transmission efficiency and lowering data costs.

About RealNetworks, Inc.
RealNetworks creates innovative applications and services that make it easy to connect with and enjoy digital media. RealNetworks invented the streaming media category and continues to connect consumers with their digital media both directly and through partners, aiming to support every network, device, media type and social network. Find RealNetworks corporate information at www.realnetworks.com.

RealNetworks, RealMedia HD, RealTimes, RealTimes Stories, RealCloud, RealPlayer Cloud and RealPlayer are either registered trademarks or trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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