Motama GmbH


Best-of-breed codecs for cross-platform multimedia software NMM

“Only the best codecs” for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux to be introduced at IBC 2010

Codecs are essential for a multimedia architecture. Codecs enable the basic processing of multimedia streams, for example for decoding or encoding audio or video data.

Motama, a leading supplier of distributed multimedia solutions, announces its “best-of-breed” codec program. As addition to its Network-Integrated Multimedia Middleware (NMM), Motama now offers a large number of professional high-quality codecs.

Motama follows a strict best-of-breed strategy by continuously monitoring the market and evaluating codecs provided by various suppliers. Only the best codecs in terms of quality and performance are then integrated. Or, if no available solution fulfills the strict requirements, the company implements the codecs by itself.

If more than one competitive implementation of a single codec is available, Motama offers all alternatives to its customers and allows for comparing different implementations in terms of quality, performance, features, and price.

Whenever a better implementation of a codec becomes available, existing solutions are updated without any need to update customers' applications.

For codecs covered by patents and licenses, Motama provides 100% legal opportunities for running these codecs on Windows, Max OS X, and Linux.

As a first step, a large number of decoders and encoders are now made available supporting today’s popular audio and video formats, such as MP3, AAC, AMR, MPEG-2 Audio/Video, H.264/AVC, MPEG-4 Video, JPEG 2000, MJPEG, VC-1, and others. Together with codecs for reading, writing, demultiplexing, multiplexing, and rendering streams, this allows for creating broadcast, professional and consumer applications on top of Motama’s NMM software.

The best-of-breed codec strategy provides a number of benefits. Customers always have access to the latest and finest codecs available, for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Users of these codecs no longer need to tackle the difficulties of incompatible and low-level programming interfaces of different implementations. Codecs of various suppliers can be combined within one application and can be controlled using consistent high-level interfaces.

With its unique network-transparent multimedia architecture, Motama’s NMM software even allows for combining codecs available for only certain platforms in distributed media processing flow graphs and thereby enables true cross-platform applications. Of course, all advanced features of NMM are available when using the codecs, such as clustering support and synchronized distributed rendering of audio/video content.

A list of all commercially available professional codecs is available online:

Motama GmbH

Motama is specialized in designing and developing distributed and networked multimedia systems - spanning from embedded and mobile systems, to PCs, to large-scale computing clusters. The company's key technology provides a ground-breaking new software solution - called Network-Integrated Multimedia Middleware (NMM) - that drives innovative products of world leaders in the areas of home entertainment, building technologies, and content processing and distribution. Motama's middleware technology operates cross-platform, meaning that arbitrary networking technologies and various operating systems are supported in combination. Founded in Saarbrücken, Germany, in 2005 as spin-off company from the Computer Graphics Lab at Saarland University, Motama today offers commercial and Open Source versions of its software. Further information about Motama is available from

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