ALL Nintendo Licenses Actimagine Video Codecs

Nintendo has licenced Actimagine's video codecs for its Software Development Kits.

Today, Actimagine announced that Nintendo has licensed its video codecs to integrate video sequences in video games for the Game Boy Advance and the Nintendo DS. It will be provided at no charge in Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS Software Development Kits (SDK). The codecs will allow all Nintendo's game developers to enrich their games with attractive video content.

On the Nintendo DS, Actimagine video codec can achieve full screen 256x192 video up to 30 frames per second from 100kbps to 700kbps, with stereo sound from 8KHz mono to 48KHz stereo. Dual screen can be supported up to 15 frames per second. Both the video sequences from Metroid Prime Hunters: First Hunt and Jump Super Stars were performed using Actimagine's codecs. Not the least attractive videos according to the gaming crowd.

In 2004, Actimagine had previously licensed to Nintendo its video compression technologies allowing Nintendo to deliver up to 90 minutes of TV-like video titles on 32MB cartridges on its range of handheld consoles: the Game Boy Advance, the Game Boy Advance SP and the Nintendo DS. This is a purely software-based solution, making the video cartridges compatible with the vast installed base of Nintendo handheld consoles that are already in the market.

"This new license confirms our commitment to Nintendo's handheld consoles success [...] Providing Nintendo with cutting edge technologies is a permanent challenge," says André Pagnac, Actimagine President. Ramin Ravanpey, Director of Software Development Support at Nintendo of America, replied with "Actimagine's tools and technologies strengthen our ability to support our developers efforts in delivering high quality games."

Posted on 16-11-2005 by Dennis


  • Is this the video compression module that was on the news earlier?

    LeSomeGuy, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • By the way, can anyone post the news about the contest that MISTWALKER is doing? The contest ends on 11/22. I want to show my support of MISTWALKER by submit something, but I know I suck at drawing...

    LeSomeGuy, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • I would have, if I knew more about it :-/

    Dennis, 30-11--0001 at 00:00

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