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Company Overview of MainConcept GmbH

Company Overview

MainConcept GmbH provides audio/video codecs and software development kits to the broadcast, film, and consumer markets. It provides solutions to various platforms, including mobile phones, PDAs, set-top boxes, PCs, and DSP based solutions. Its developers products include PC based SDKs; hardware; and mobile solutions. Its consumer products comprise Reference, which include various codecs and formats, plug-ins, codecs and conversion products. MainConcept GmbH was formerly known as MainConcept AG. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Aachen, Germany. As of November 14, 2007, MainConcept GmbH operates as a subsidiary of TiVo Corporation.

Elisabethstraße 1

Aachen,  52062


Founded in 1993


49 241 40108 0


49 241 40108 10

Key Executives for MainConcept GmbH

President of Japan Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

MainConcept GmbH Key Developments

MainConcept GmbH Releases for Immediate Licensing, Full Apple HLS Content Creation for Both HEVC/H.265 and AVC/H.264 in SDK Distributions Compliant with the Latest Official Apple Specifications

MainConcept GmbH has released for immediate licensing, full Apple HLS content creation for both HEVC/H.265 and AVC/H.264 in their recent SDK distributions compliant with the latest official Apple specifications. Apple's announcement to natively support the HEVC/H.265 codec in HLS for all next generation iOS and macOS versions has caused excitement in the market and heated up discussions about HEVC. While other companies are debating potential implications, MainConcept is the first company to offer full encoding support in their Codec SDKs, including playlist and master playlist generation. The new multi-platform package allows for HLS content creation in both AVC in Transport Stream and HEVC in fMP4 (fragmented MP4), and a mixture of both formats within a single master playlist file. MainConcept enables their customers to be the first to market in preparation for Apple's big move towards HEVC with a special, limited time Promotional Bundle offer. Both existing and new MainConcept customers can save up to 50% when licensing AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265 encoding, as well as the HLS Multiplexing and Packaging SDKs for developing HLS compliant solutions. This exclusive offer is valid only until December 31, 2017.

MainConcept Signs Multi-Codec Deal for Snell Advanced Media’s Broadcast Solutions

MainConcept GmbH has licensed MainConcept® AVC/H.264, MPEG-2, DVCPRO HD and JPEG 2000 SDKs to Snell Advanced Media Systems for use in its xFile solutions covering Alchemist XF, Quasar XF, Kronos XF and MBG XF on various platforms as well as its video editing product portfolio. The highly flexible and powerful MainConcept AVC/H.264, MPEG-2, DVCPRO HD and JPEG 2000 SDKs are integrated into the complete xFile product line as well as SAM’s video editing portfolio. This integration enables users to select from a full range of video codecs the formats that best fit their specific file-based production workflows and requirements, even in up to 8K resolution. The cross-platform MainConcept SDKs provide encoding and decoding of all professional formats such as XDCAM, AVC-Intra, XAVC, D10, AVCHD and more, supporting MXF, MP4, MJ2 as well as MPEG-2 TS container formats.

NeuLion's MainConcept Business Licenses Codecs to MAGIX for their Professional VEGAS Video Editing Product Line

NeuLion Inc. announced that subsidiary MainConcept GmbH has licensed multiple professional MainConcept® codecs, such as AVC/H.264 Broadcast, MPEG-2 and DVCPRO HD, to MAGIX Software GmbH for use in its new VEGAS Pro and VEGAS Movie Studio software family. The highly flexible MainConcept Decoder SDK components for AVC/H.264, MPEG-2, DVCPRO HD, as well as the Dolby® Digital Audio Decoder, enable instant timeline preview.

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