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Xtranormal is Back!

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The above video was produced with Xtranormal Technology. 
In 2012, Xtranormal Technology released a Web site with animation software; it was powerful, fun and very cost effective - used by beginners and professionals. Even television commercials used the technology. 
Xtranormal Technology, Inc. was a digital entertainment company that produced do-it-yourselfanimation software for the web and desktop and turned words from a script into an animated movie using text-to-speech and animation technologies.

As of August 2013, the content of their web site was replaced by a holding page showing "pause", hinting at a future relaunch. However, in early October, the placeholder went away and the web site was shut down.  People assumed the company was out of business permanently, and a lot of do-it-yourself video producers were very sad.

It was during this time, the company filed for Capital 1 Bankruptcy, before a different company named Nawmal purchased their property and technology, t…

Nimble Streamer - How Good is it?

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Nimble Streamer is delivered as an application for Linux, Windows and MacOS,  with Azure cloud virtual machine as a deployment option. Its basic scenarios include streaming from live sources, streaming from VOD files and cache-aware HTTP re-streaming. For live streaming it takes RTMP, RTSP, MPEG-TS and Icecast as input and produces MPEG-DASH, HLS, RTMP, RTSP, MPEG-TS and Icecast. VOD is available as MP4 transmuxing to HLS and MPEG-DASH. MPEG-DASH output is supported in live and VOD modes. Also, WMSPanel, the developer company for Nimble Streamer, is an associate member of DASH-IF.
Nimble Streamer also covers progressive download for multiple formats, with seeking capabilities for HTML5 and Flash playback.HTTP re-streaming covers HLS, MPEG-DASH, HDS and SmoothStreaming.
Nimble Streamer can be used as a source for peer-to-peer media streaming. Nimble Streamer is free Open Source, standards-based media server, boasts full HLS feature-set; with support for HLS streaming, aliasing, and ev…