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Destiny Releases Version 2.0 of Clipstream

Destiny Media Technologies Wednesday rolled out version 2.0 of clipstream, their Java- based product for adding streaming audio to Web pages, which features a new audio codec.

Because clipstream is Java-based, it is embedded directly in the page, similar to a graphics file. clipstream is more simple for the end user and does not require a player window to be launched which would obscure the Web page content.

Because there is no server to install, the new clipstream is also an improvement the content owner. The Web master would use the clipstream compressor to convert either an MP3 or .WAV file into a streaming format.

They would upload the audio file and java player to their Web site then link to it from their Web page. The process is similar to inserting a graphic element.

"The potential market for this product is vast," says clipstream product manager David Stevenson.

"Over 90 percent of the browsers in use today are java compatible and our product works with both the Mac and the PC. This means streaming audio can be accessed by virtually every web user. clipstream is a product every webmaster should consider."

Potential uses include music previews, company annual meetings, product descriptions and online tutorials. clipstream can also be set to loop to create ambient sound or to start automatically when the Web page loads.

The clipstream product is available at here. clipstream is $99 for a smaller Web site. Licensing models are also available for hosting sites, content providers, aggregators, portals and intranet use.