updated 03:35 pm EDT, Mon May 22, 2006
iStage 1.0 released
LittleHJ has released iStage 1.0, an application designed to make video podcasting and movie Web page creation easy. The software is integrated with .Mac and iLife, creating H.264- and MPEG4-encoded movies for Web pages and iPods that are supported by QuickTime 7. iStage also creates podcast XML files that comply with RSS 2.0 standards, as well as Apple's iTunes Music Store. A built-in media browser -- integrated with iLife '06 -- is designed for convenience in working on movie Web pages, and the software provides intelligent movie searching capability using Apple's Spotlight technology. The new application is a Universal Binary, offering native compatibility to both PowerPC as well as Intel-based Macs, and requires Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later with QuickTime 7.0.3 or later. iStage 1.0 is available for $25.