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Pegasys Licenses x264 Video Encoder

Pegasys Inc. announced that it has licensed the x264 (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC) encoder and plans to incorporate it into the next version of Pegasys’ TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress video conversion software.

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Pegasys Licenses High Quality H.264 Commercial Encoder in Agreement with x264, LLC for Use in Next Video Conversion Software

x264 Encoder to be Available in the Next Version of TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress, with Advanced Configuration Options for H.264 Encoding

Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo – November 29, 2010 – Pegasys Inc. today announces that they have formally signed an agreement with x264, LLC (represented by founder Jason Garrett-Glaser) for the use of the x264 high-quality H.264/AVC encoder under a commercial license in accordance with the GNU GPL. The x264 encoder will be integrated into the next version of Pegasys’ popular video conversion software, TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress, and will be the first commercial software granted a commercial license for this technology in Japan.

The x264 Encoder is employed in well-known sites such as YouTube and Facebook, and is regarded as one of the highest quality H.264 encoders. With Pegasys’ ten years of experience with video software and user interface design, the x264 encoder will be seamlessly integrated and bring innovation to video creation.

Pegasys is world renowned for their video conversion software, used to compress and convert various video files to numerous formats with an easy to use interface that attracts users the world over. Customers demand a high-quality video format that is easy to process. The x264 encoder, with its combination of encoding quality and multi-functional options, falls in line with Pegasys’ goals and the customer’s needs making this agreement a perfect match.

“For the past ten years we have been developing video software with our in-house developers,” stated Takashi Ebine, CEO and President of Pegasys. “However in today’s market, more and more technology is being shared and licensed. YouTube and other video sharing and distribution sites like Ustream are diversifying the video on demand market. This has led us to adopt a new policy to rely not only on our in-house technology but also on the best technology from other developers such as x264 to meet the high demands of our customers and improve the quality of Pegasys software.”

“For the past seven years, x264 has advanced from a small project to the world’s most powerful H.264 encoding software,” said Jason Garrett-Glaser, x264 developer.  But being the best is only half the battle: the other task is making it available for everyone.  With our new commercial licensing program, Pegasys is now able to use x264 in TMPEGEnc, making it easier than ever for more people to create high quality video.”

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About Pegasys Inc.
Pegasys Inc., perhaps known best for their TMPGEnc MPEG encoder, is a multimedia software company that provides video editing, encoding, and authoring software. Its flagship products include TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress, the latest version of Pegasys’s encoding software, and TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4, software for authoring Blu-ray Discs and DVD. Focusing on easy-to-use user interfaces and high-concept product development, Pegasys Inc. is a forward-thinking company that always seeks to improve its products using the best technology available.

About x264 LLC
x264 LLC represents the commercial arm of the x264 development team. x264 LLC was created in response to enormous demand for a commercially-friendly alternative to the open source GNU General Public License (GPL) for x264. Today, x264 LLC is offering a commercial license for x264, making the world’s most powerful H.264 encoding solution available to the commercial world. All profits from commercial licensing through x264 LLC are re-invested into x264 and the open source community.

About x264
x264 is a high-performance, high-quality, fully-featured open source solution for H.264 video encoding. Originally created in 2003 by Laurent Aimar, x264 is now used for a wide variety of applications including web video, broadcast television, cloud gaming, videoconferencing, and Blu-ray authoring. x264 is currently developed by a team of developers from around the world, led by Jason Garrett-Glaser and Loren Merritt.