Digital video technology company Fluendo has teamed up with German research body the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and is acquiring Fraunhofer’s H.265/HEVC decoder in order to extend HEVC support to Fluendo’s cross-platform multimedia Oneplay software products.
Barcelona-based Fluendo works with cross-platform software open source framework GStreamer, providing products including proprietary codecs, together with their respective patent licences, a streaming server, and the Fluendo DVD Player.
Fraunhofer has been a significant contributor to the H.265/HEVC standard.
“Supporting HEVC through our solutions is the next logical step for our customers who want the best HD video playback capabilities,” said Muriel Moscardini, CEO of Fluendo. “By adding Fraunhofer’s decoder to Fluendo’s proven multimedia player, Oneplay becomes one of the few media players in the world that is able to support HEVC, which we expect to be the future de facto video format globally.”
“With the addition of our HEVC decoder, Fluendo’s Oneplay player will be able to support 4K, the new ultra-high definition resolution currently emerging in digital video,” said Benjamin Bross, H.265/MPEG-HEVC specification text main editor at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute. “We are happy that Fluendo chose our technology to use widely in the different markets that the company operates in.”