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"We believe the launch of Flash Player 8 is one of the most important developments in rich media design and delivery on the Internet. And our customers are telling us the same thing," said Douglas McIntyre, chairman, president and CEO of On2 Technologies, as he announced today that On2 is launching an incentives program to reward customers for early adoption of its newest line of Flix encoding tools for Macromedia Flash Player 8. As part of the incentives program, McIntyre said, customers who pre-purchase the new version of Flix Pro 8 will be able to take advantage of a special, discounted price and will also receive the current version of Flix Pro to use until Flix Pro 8 is officially released. The new versions of On2's Flix 8 Flash video encoding tool includes the Company's VP6 video encoding technology, ensuring the highest image quality Flash Video output in the ... (more)

Macromedia Announces Studio 8 Launch Seminars

Boston , Burnaby (Vancouver) , Calgary , Chicago , Los Angeles , McLean , Montreal , New York , Ottawa , San Francisco , Toronto , Washington DC 08/23/2005 - 09/22/2005 | Dreamweaver Developer/Designer, Flash App Developer, Web Application Developer, Web Designer/Developer Quite simply, “8” is the biggest release in Studio history. And as an important member of the Macromedia community, we wanted to give you an opportunity to see it, first-hand. We’ll demonstrate Studio 8’s exciting new features, many of which were developed based on input by people like yo... (more)

Macromedia Reports Highest Revenue and Earnings in Its History

"Developers and consumers alike continue to embrace the concept that great digital experiences matter," said Macromedia's CEO Stephen Elop (pictured), as Macromedia in its financial results for its fiscal 2006 second quarter ended September 30, 2005, reported the highest revenue and earnings in the Company's history. Net revenues for the quarter were $127.9 million, an 18% increase compared to the $107.9 million reported for the same period last year. "With the advancement of rich Internet application development, new mobile adoption on the Flash Platform, and the launch of Studio... (more)

Macromedia Offers Web Content Management

Macromedia has released the Macromedia Web Publishing System, which provides everything an organization needs to affordably build and manage Web and intranet sites. The Macromedia Web Publishing system (WPS) enables tens, hundreds, or thousands of content contributors to publish Web sites for internal and external communications. It consists of the market-leading Macromedia Studio MX 2004, Macromedia Contribute 3, Macromedia FlashPaper 2, and new Contribute Publishing Services. For more information, or to download a preview release, visit http://www.macromedia.com/go/wps/. Trad... (more)

"Veni, Vidi, Video" - Macromedia Brings Flash Video into the Mainstream

Responding to what the company says is pent-up demand by developers for using Flash Video on the Web, Macromedia said it's releasing a Flash Video Kit on September 1. The application, which requires Macromedia Studio MX 2004 with Flash Professional, will cost current users of Studio MX $49. The video kit is being offered free to new Studio MX customers, from September 1, the release date, to September 30. . Flash Video Kit has software that lets video conversions move from Windows Media or AVI, into Flash. Mike Downey, technical support manager for Flash, said that Macromedia fo... (more)