Seattle-based RealNetworks announced that its Helix DNA Producer source code is now available to software developers through the Helix Community at www.helixcommunity.org. Helix Producer is used to create RealAudio and RealVideo content. RealNetworks also annouced that more than 5,000 software developers have registered in the Helix Community since the initial launch of the community this past July. Companies currently supporting Helix DNA Producer include Pinnacle Systems, Virage, Envivio and CollabNet.
The source code will allow application and content developers to build multiformat content-creation products for PCs, Web cams, traffic cameras, personal video recorders, mobile phone and much more. Developers can use the code to build applications that support any file format from any operating system platform. App developers can also integrate RealAudio, RealVideo and Ogg Vorbis output, as well as expand the outputs to any number of media formats, such as Windows Media, QuickTime, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MP3 and MPEG-4.
Helix DNA Producer is currently available for Windows and Linux OS; a pre-beta release for Mac OS X is also available.