RealNetworks releases Linux content tool

Linux-based RealProducer optimised for live audio and video encoding

RealNetworks has released a beta version of its content-creation application RealProducer Plus G2 for Linux. The company also announced today the final version of the software for Compaq's Tru64 incarnation of Unix, and the final release of the more advanced RealProducer Pro G2 for Windows 95/98/NT. RealProducer Plus is RealNetwork's entry-level tool for creating streamable versions of audio and video files, and integrating them into Web pages. The Pro release adds timelining and synchronisation features, plus the ability to worth with SMIL (Synchronised Multimedia Integration Language) and handle batch processing tasks. According to the company, the Unix versions of RealProducer Plus have been optimised for live audio and video encoding, and support the OS' remote control and administration facilities. RealProducer Plus costs $149.99 from RealNetworks' Web site; RealProducer Pro costs $499.99. ®

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