BEAVERTON, OR — The Khronos Group has released OpenMAX IL 1.2 as a provisional specification. OpenMAX IL is a royalty-free, cross-platform C-language API for integration of multimedia components into media frameworks to simplify deployment of audio/video encoders/decoders, camera control, and audio, video and image processing algorithms across diverse platforms.
OpenMAX IL 1.2 is a backward compatible upgrade that includes dynamic buffer allocation, improved media graph management, in-band signaling, enhanced audio video synchronization, a wider range of standard components and enhanced camera control capabilities together with many other improvements and clarifications to increase interoperability between media processing components. The specification has been released in provisional form to enable developers and implementers to provide feedback before specification finalization. The OpenMAX IL 1.2 provisional specification is available for immediate download via the organization’s Website: www.khronos.org.
OpenMAX IL is the integration layer of the OpenMAX family of APIs for multimedia acceleration and application development. Khronos also provides the OpenMAX AL (Application Layer) API for object oriented access to rich media acceleration, and OpenSL ES for advanced audio capabilities. OpenMAX IL is well suited to provide the base graph building infrastructure for such higher-level APIs.