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Heuris Announces Xtractor X


A New Version of HEURIS’ Popular Xtractor Software for Demultiplexing
Non-encrypted DVDs Now Available for Apple’s OS X(r) Operating System.

St. Louis, Missouri, October 17, 2002- HEURIS, makers of the most widely
used professional MPEG encoder MPEG Power Professional(tm), announced today
that they are shipping Xtractor X, a Mac OS X version of their popular MPEG
Xtractor software. As with previous versions, Xtractor X can be used to
extract or “rip” audio and video files from unencrypted DVDs. Users can
demultiplex and extract elementary streams from MPEG 1 system streams, MPEG
2 program streams, and MPEG 2 transport streams, including HDTV streams
recorded with a DTV decoder card.

The extractor can also be used to extract DVD VR formatted MPEG streams
recorded with Hitachi’s DZMV100 DVD camera or Panasonic’s DMR-E20 line of
DVD recorders. This gives users the ability to add new and different audio
tracks to encoded video streams or simply to recover elementary streams
from a finished DVD project.

Xtractor X is compatible exclusively with MAC OS X and features an easy to
use, drag and drop interface. Users simply, select an output folder, drag
and drop the MPEG file onto Xtractor, and the MPEG elementary streams are
extracted and saved to the output directory.

“We’re pleased to offer Apple OS X users this powerful new tool,” said
HEURIS President, Brian Quandt. “OS X users have asked for the ability to
go back and add different tracks to a previously encoded, unencrypted
project. This product allows them to do just that–effortlessly and cost

Pricing and Availability

Xtractor X is currently available directly from HEURIS for $149. Customers
may call HEURIS sales or purchase the product online at


Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, HEURIS has served as a leading
manufacturer of video compression and processing tools and applications for
over a decade. From the Internet, to DVD, to HDTV to Hollywood
Movies–HEURIS has developed an impressive group of award-winning tools for
video production and post production applications.

Perhaps best known for its award-winning MPEG Power Professional Line of
software products, HEURIS has recently released two new products for the
Hollywood Market: a Digital Dailies solution developed in conjunction with
partner Cohen Communications and MPEG Power Professional-D-Cinema, which is
used to encode High Definition pictures for display in movie theaters.

In addition to such major motion picture studios as MGM, HEURIS proudly
includes the following as its customers: NASA, Walt Disney, Sea World, The
Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Taco Bell
Corporation, The Home Depot, AT & T Labs, IBM, Boeing, Vanderbilt
University, Boston Museum of Science and the U.S. Military. More
information about HEURIS Logic is available at

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