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Nullsoft is a software house founded in 1997 by Justin Frankel. Its most famous products include the WinAMP media player and the SHOUTcast MP3 streaming media server. In recent years, their open source installer system, NSIS, has also risen to popularity as a widely used alternative to commercial products like InstallShield. The company's name is a parody of Microsoft, deriving from the fact that null is smaller than micro. Mike the Llama is the company's mascot; this is frequently referred to in promotional material (especially for WinAMP) citing llamas. A software house is a commercial entity whose primary products are composed of software, i. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Justin Frankel is an American computer programmer best known for his work on the Winamp media player application, and for inventing the Gnutella peer-to-peer system. ... Winamp is an audio player made by Nullsoft, part of America Online. ... A media player is a piece of application software for playing back multimedia files. ... SHOUTcast is a multiplatform freeware audio streaming technology, developed by Nullsoft. ... MPEG Audio Layer 3, more commonly referred to as MP3, is a popular digital audio encoding and lossy compression format invented and standardized in 1991 by a team of engineers directed by the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany. ... Streaming media is media that is consumed (read, heard, viewed) while it is being delivered. ... Open source refers to projects that are open to the public and which draw on other projects that are freely available to the general public. ... Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (NSIS), is an open source, script-driven installation system with minimal overhead backed by Nullsoft, creators of Winamp. ... InstallShield is a software tool for creating installers or software packages. ... In contemporary usage, parody is a form of satire that imitates another work of art in order to ridicule it. ... Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKEx: 4338) is the worlds largest software corporation, with 2005 global annual sales of close to $40 billion USD and about 64,000 employees in 85 countries and regions. ... KK Null, a Japanese musician Null, a special value in computer programming. ... Micro is a SI prefix in the SI system of units denoting a factor of 10−6 (one millionth). ... Mike the Llama is nullsofts company mascot. ...

Their latest developments included the Nullsoft Streaming Video (NSV) format, which was intended to stream media that uses any audio or video codec. NSV is currently being used in a venture named "Nullsoft Television", and in the Ultravox system, which is under development. Nullsoft is also famous for the creation of Gnutella and WASTE. ToqerTV via NSV Nullsoft Streaming Video (NSV) is a media container designed for streaming video content over the internet. ... An audio codec is a computer program that compresses/decompresses digital audio data according to a given audio file format or streaming audio format. ... A video codec is a device or software module that enables the use of compression for digital video. ... Ultravox, identified by the server as Ultravox Media On Demand Server (UltraMODS), is a streaming video project by AOL. The goal is to create something like Shoutcast but for routers, so that the data is handled much better, and can handle more users. ... Gnutella (pronounced or ) is a file sharing network used primarily to exchange music, films and software. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

In March of 1999, a lawsuit was brought against Nullsoft by AMP MP3 engine developer PlayMedia Systems[1] for copyright infringement. Immediately after resolution of the lawsuit on 1 June 1999, Nullsoft was sold to America Online for an estimated US$90 million. From that point on, Nullsoft was an AOL subsidiary. AMP is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, as described below: AMP, the capitalised letter version of Amp, In biology, the nucleotide adenosine monophosphate As a flavour enhancer, the nucleotide adenosine monophosphate AngryMutantPenguin, a famous fan of The Elder Scrolls In computing, the MPEG-2, Layer 3 (MP3) audio... America Online, or AOL for short, is a U.S.-based online service provider, Internet service provider, and media company operated by Time Warner. ...

On November 11, 2004, news broke that AOL had disbanded the team, leaving only three Nullsoft employees. These were unsubstantiated rumours relating to the recent departure of several key members in the months before. Nullsoft is now a division of AOL Music. November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Nullsoft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (283 words)
Nullsoft is a software house founded in 1997 by Justin Frankel.
Their latest developments included the Nullsoft Streaming Video (NSV) format, which was intended to stream media that uses any audio or video codec.
NSV is currently being used in a venture named "Nullsoft Television", and in the Ultravox system, which is under development.
Nullsoft (138 words)
Nullsoft was acquired by America Online in 1999, and now exists as a subsidiary[?].
Their latest developments include the Nullsoft Streaming Video[?] (NSV) format, whose goal is to be easily streamed, and to support any audio and video codec.
NSV is being used on Nullsoft Television (http://www.nullsoft.com/ntv/).
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