Kinoma Brings QuickTime VR Support to Palm

Kinoma, Inc. announced Monday an update to its Palm OS-based Kinoma Player 3 EX software with support for cubic panoramic, Virtual Reality (VR) images.

Kinoma Player 3 EX introduced support for many industry standards including MPEG-4 and H.263 video, AAC audio, and JPEG photographs. Kinoma Player 3 EX version 3.1 extends support for industry standard formats by adding direct viewing of QuickTime VR files containing cubic panoramas.

Cubic VR support enables Kinoma Player 3 EX to play back files encoded using QuickTime VR, Appleis software for producing cubic panoramas. Users can copy many of their existing QuickTime VR cubic panoramas to a memory card to view them using Kinoma Player 3 EX. Cubic panoramas optimized for viewing on mobile devices are no bigger than a single high resolution JPEG image, allowing over one thousand interactive images to be stored on a single memory card.

Kinoma Player 3 EX v3.1 is a free update for existing Kinoma Player 3 EX users. The full version retails for US$19.99. Kinoma Player 3 EX is compatible with all Palm Powered handhelds running Palm OS 5 (Garnet) or later and is available in English, German and Japanese.