On2 Technologies, Inc. has ported its VP6.2 video decoder software and Truecast Player to Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone devices.
The company said its ability of showing high-quality video at very low data rates well under 100 kbps on these mobile devices is critical to pursuing the handheld PC and cellphone markets. The company also said that it has begun demonstrating VP6.2 on these devices to both existing and potential customers.
"The newer VPx codecs, which now include VP7, will allow commercially viable video to play on devices that have extremely inexpensive processors, limited memory and battery capacity," said Eric Ameres, On2's Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. "Using On2's technology, programming can be moved to these platforms at a quality level that we believe makes them good targets for the content industry," he added.