updated 01:15 pm EST, Wed February 16, 2005
OpenOSX today launched , an easy-to-use solution for configuring, installing and utilizing numerous proven multimedia open source tools and libraries. OpenOSX ReadyStream includes two combined previous OpenOSX products: "OpenOSX Gimp" and "OpenOSX FilmGimp" (now called "CinePaint"), along with the addition of a suite of ready-to-use multimedia applications, including audio/video editing and streaming software, encoding utilities, and a host of audio tools with dozens of filters and plug-ins.
Aditioanlly, some of the configured applications included are: "Blender" 3D modeling and animation program with Radiosity and Raytracing, "MPEG4IP" providing an end-to-end system for streaming multimedia, "FreeJ" offering real-time manipulation of video layers with live special effects, "ReZound" a multi-track recorder with editing, effects and plugins, "jMax" the visual programming environment for building interactive real-time multimedia applications, "GDam" a real-time music mixing and remixing system.
OpenOSX ReadyStream is available immediately for $40, with download-only delivery available for $30. "OpenOSX ReadyStream" requires Mac OS X 10.3 or a more recent operating system, and 1GB free hard disk space on the system disk.