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On2 offices
3 Corporate Drive
Suite 100
Clifton Park, NY, 12065
Zencoder offices
50 9th Avenue South
Hopkins, MN, 55343


CEO, Zencoder
VP Engineering, On2 Technologies
Product Manager


TOTAL $5.24M
Series C, 1/2005
Nexit Ventures
CapMan Oyj



On2 Technologies

On2 Technologies Finland Oy offers power video codec solutions for wireless IC designs. It develops technology for enabling multimedia in battery operated mobile handsets. The company’s portfolio includes hardware and software video codecs, and audio and still image codecs; and mobile TV, camcorder, and player/streamer application solutions. It offers professional services, such as architecture consulting, customization services, integration services, on-site and telephone support, and maintenance and upgrade services. The company serves semiconductor and device manufacturers in the North American, EMEA, and APAC markets. It has strategic partnerships with Access, ARM, Coding Technologies, EXPWAY, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., OCP, RealNetworks, Silicon & Software Systems, Symbian, Texas Instruments, and Thomson. The company was founded as Hantro Products Oy in 1985 and changed its name to On2 Technologies Finland Oy in November 2007 following the acquisition by On2 Technologies Inc. The company is based in Oulu, Finland with additional offices in Espoo, Finland; Munich, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; Taipei, Taiwan; Kyunggido, Korea; and San Jose, California. As of November 1, 2007, On2 Technologies Finland Oy operates as a subsidiary of On2 Technologies Inc.

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Above: Flix Cloud Dashboard
Uploaded: 4/16/09


Flix Cloud
Launch DateApril 15, 2009

On November 15, 2010, Flix Cloud finished merging into Zencoder and was shut down. Zencoder is the team behind the original Flix Cloud application. We worked hard with Google to ensure that Flix Cloud customers could transition smoothly to a comparable service. (from

On2 Flix Cloud is a web-based transcoding service that reduces the cost and complexity of transcoding of digital video.

Flix Cloud is a Ruby on Rails web application that uses Amazon EC2 machine images as transcoding “workers.” The workers run our On2 Flix Engine transcoding SDK. At any time we can run as many workers as we need to handle the encoding demand from our customers.

In developing Flix Cloud we focused on areas that our research indicated were important to the market:

  • Speed & high throughput to keep job queues as short as possible
  • Low fees based on data volume ($1.75/GB in, $2.25/GB out)
  • No cost of entry, no monthly fees
  • Support popular output formats for web, mobile, devices, HD
  • High video quality
  • Simple RESTful API

Flix Cloud is a partnership of On2 Technologies & Zencoder, LLC.


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