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3ivx MPEG-4 5.0.2 update for increased compatibility and security

Sydney, Australia, December 22, 2007 - 3ivx Technologies Pty. Ltd., the MPEG-4 Video & Audio specialist, announces the immediate availability of version 5.0.2 of the 3ivx MPEG-4 compression suite for Windows, Mac OS X & Linux. This release boasts secure, stable and highly compatible components for authoring and playback of MPEG-4 media.

3ivx's compression technology enables the transmission and storage of video which would otherwise be too large to store or transmit. 3ivx MPEG-4 5.0.2 consists of separate MPEG-4 Audio, MPEG-4 Video and MP4 File Format components for crossplatform authoring and playback of MPEG-4 media.

Recent press coverage has highlighted MP4 codec vulnerabilities as an exploitable security vector in desktop computer software.

Ben Greenbaum, Senior Research Manager at Symantec Security Response, was quoted in Secure Computing Magazing "and said that attackers are opting to exploit bugs in media players and the plugins that increase their functionality as organizations and vendors get better at securing operating systems and applications." With the release of 3ivx MPEG-4 5.0.2, 3ivx has eliminated this class of vulnerability.

Version 5.0.2 fortifies the 3ivx MPEG-4 Filter suite against software exploitation from maliciously crafted video files. All users of 3ivx are urged to update to version 5.0.2 to secure their systems from this type of attack.

Minor flaws in the Dual Pass and CBR modes have been addressed to give proper function to these popular modes that are perfect for high quality live or on demand streaming of MPEG-4 video. A number of minor issues in the DirectShow Filter Suite which caused glitched seeking have been rectified.

Also new in this release is improved Windows Vista compatibility and QuickTime 7.3 compatibility, making this the most stable and compatible release of 3ivx MPEG-4 to date.


About 3ivx
3ivx Technologies Pty. Ltd., a leading provider of MPEG-4 software, is a dynamic Australian company that has a creative team of software and hardware developers. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, 3ivx Technologies distributes its products primarily in North America, Asia and Europe.

3ivx MPEG-4 is the only full-featured, cross-platform, DRM/IPMP enabled MPEG-4 component suite and is used in many markets from military, security, medical and education to HDTV, IPTV, Video Conferencing, Video Production and Broadcasting, as well as Mobile Video, Games and Embedded Systems.

Clients already licensing 3ivx MPEG-4 include Samsung, Canon, Yamaha, Sony, Panasonic, Pure Digital Technologies and Tyco Healthcare.

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