ThrottleBox files are a new format for delivering multimedia material on the Internet or on local networks. The format allow all types of online media - including video, audio, still images, text, and hyperlinks - to be placed together in a single downloadable, portable file. File size is considerably smaller than other video and audio files of the same length in other formats.
The ThrottleBox Player is a free-standing program with a full range of audio capabilities. This includes support for MIDI, MP2, MP3, WAV, AU, AIF, RealAudio, and many others. It incorporates Microsoft Windows Media Player technology, bringing support to not only ThrottleBox files, but many new file formats including ASF, AVI, MS MPEG 4, RealMedia, and Quicktime with 160x120, 320x240 or full screen video display. ThrottleBox files can include images of all shapes and sizes plus any amount of text, both of which may be hyperlinked, with a 'Favourites' menu that allows users to bookmark frequently-accessed files.
In this version:
- Support for streaming media. For the first time, BOX files can link directly to streaming audio or video files on the Internet. These media streams can then be played back within the context of the BOX file.
- Automatically customized Player interface. Now, individual BOX files can cause the Player interface to automatically display any logo or emblem desired by the creator of that particular file.