On2 Technologies has licensed its Hantro 4100 video decoder and 2600 Enhanced aacPlus audio decoder to Monsoon Multimedia for use in its mobile digital video player. The optimized decoders will allow Monsoon to offer higher performance and longer playback time to customers using its HAVA place-shifting solutions.
The Hantro 4100 is a highly optimized MPEG-4 software video decoder designed for wireless devices. Capable of CIF (352-by-288) resolution at 30 frames/s in only 76 MHz on ARM11 processors, the high efficiency of the decoder brings improved video performance to handsets with lower-powered CPUs. The Hantro 2600 aacPlus audio codec, offers near CD quality stereo sound at 32 kbits/s and has built-in error concealment for mobile applications.
Monsoon HAVA solutions enable high-quality MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 streaming and recording of video content from any video source, including live TV from set-top boxes, DVD players, and TiVo, to multiple PCs in a home or business. Users can also connect to the HAVA using an Internet-connected PC or mobile phone and watch their home TV with familiar remote control functionality from any location globally.
“Monsoon Multimedia is dedicated to providing a high-caliber place-shifting and time-shifting experience that allows users to view and control their home TV anytime, anywhere,” said Paul Friedman, president of U.S. operations for Monsoon Multimedia. “With the incorporation of On2’s mobile-optimized decoders, we are excited to offer our customers more freedom to enjoy their HAVA experience with enhanced sound and video quality.”