Alameda, CA – FSC or Freedom Software Company, a startup California-based group of software developers creating unique software solutions starts giving away free software products for their prospective clients’ perusal. First in their list is a free MKV player for the MKV or much commonly referred to as Matroska file, a free for all container format file in direct competition with other more mainstream formats including Windows WAV and Apple’s AIFF.
Representing FSC, is Paul Rudding who developed the startup’s first free software product giveaway, their MKV player.
Matroska files are container file formats with a common file extension of .mkv short for the files it can handle inside its container – video, audio, and subtitles respectively. It was first announced in 2002, and a non-profit organization in France is behind the financial support it receives. However, it has remained a software that is open to everyone.
The free and open-standard file is MKV founder’s vision being realized with an aim to create a more flexible cross-platform Audio/video container format as opposed to Windows or Mac only formats for a more open media framework. Its objective is to also become the main open source alternative to other such existing container file formats in the digital market today.
Aside from the files mentioned above, it can also handle chapter entries, menus [like those on DVD], and full metadata.
It features fast file seeking, expandable module, error resilience especially powerful even when stream is damaged on playback, and generally streamable over the internet and local networks [FTP, HTTP, CIFS, etc.]
It has already undergone 3 revisions with the July 14, 2013 revision still currently in use. It is being generously sponsored by numerous hardware and software companies that are building or using Matroska products on a customized level. This is not mandatory but helps in marketing and provision of rights to use trademarks and logo of the brand.
MKV files, despite its goals is still undermined by the more popularly used files WAV and AIFF respectively so for those who’d encounter a file with a .mkv extension, FSC’s own mkv player can lessen the hassle by avoiding any more conversion with an easy to use instant media player.
About Freedom Software Company
From a group of like-minded individuals with common goals and strong affinity for software development came the idea of creating FSC. It has since then became a collective of software engineers and developers, mostly freelancers meeting in unison to create the company, give away useful day-to-day software utilities, and customized software solutions for interested clients. They aim to expand their operations soon and open an office in Europe in 2015. They are always hiring and looking for developers with versatile backgrounds in social media analysis to search engine optimization. Send resumes and CVs to [email protected]
. FSC is result-oriented, software minded, social media-grounded, and has a team with a winning attitude, available 24/7.