Virage Extends SmartEncode(TM) Capabilities for Video Application Platform

Audio User-Interface Support for Foreign Languages Now Available

Third Party Plug-Ins Extend Virage SmartEncode Capabilities



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Virage, Inc.

    LAS VEGAS, April 23, NAB 2001 Convention /PRNewswire Interactive News
 Release/ -- Virage, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRGE), a leading provider of software and
 services that enable video for strategic online applications, today
 demonstrated new enhancements to the SmartEncode(TM) process, extending the
 International reach of the Virage Internet Video Application Platform and
 adding features to its existing capabilities.  Over 200 customers already rely
 on the SmartEncode process for digital video management and extensive
 applications of their content.
     Virage announced the availability of Spanish, Italian, German, UK English,
 Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese Audio Recognition plug-ins
 for the award-winning Virage VideoLogger(R).  The new language capability will
 allow additional foreign customers to adapt the industry leading Virage
 platform into their existing infrastructure for more effective online video
 applications.  In addition, Virage introduced Localized versions of the
 VideoLogger user-interface for Japan and Germany.  For the first time, users
 can operate the VideoLogger with a fully localized user-interface in these
 languages.
     "The additions to our SmartEncode product line demonstrate Virage's
 dedication to the development of global cutting-edge technology," said Dave
 Girouard, senior vice president of products and services at Virage.
 "VideoLogger's compatibility with six new languages allows Virage to continue
 to extend the reach of our platform around the world as more and more
 customers realize the benefits that digital video infrastructures can
 provide."
 
     Third Party Plug-Ins Extend Virage SmartEncode Capabilities
     Virage also announced that several companies are developing and
 demonstrating plug-ins for the SmartEncode product line.  Software companies
 who have recently extended Virage's open platform through plug-ins include
 Cobion, FastTalk, Vela and X-Art.
 
     About the SmartEncode Process
     The Virage SmartEncode process allows customers to prepare video for
 strategic online applications.  Products include the award-winning Virage
 VideoLogger, which simultaneous indexes and encodes the video, Virage's
 ControlCenter(TM), which remotely controls and automates the SmartEncode(TM)
 process for multiple VideoLogger(R) applications allowing users to scale their
 VideoLogger environment without adding overhead, Media Analysis plug-ins which
 provide automatic, real-time recognition of audio, faces and text in the video
 content, and MediaSync, which provides the only fully integrated, end-to-end
 solution for rapidly assembling, synchronizing and publishing streaming video
 with PowerPoint(R) to websites, allowing time-critical rich-media information
 to be delivered quickly, easily and effectively.
 
     About Virage, Inc.
     Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Virage is the leading provider of
 solutions that enable video for strategic online applications.  The Virage
 Internet Video Application Platform transforms video into an effective online
 medium that is easy to publish, manage and distribute on the Internet or
 corporate intranets.  The Virage platform provides content owners with the
 complete infrastructure for seamlessly integrating streaming video into
 business, entertainment and information applications.  From ABC to Yahoo! over
 250 customers across a broad range of markets have turned to Virage to help
 them improve production efficiencies and create new revenue opportunities with
 video.  Contact Virage at http://www.virage.com/ or (650) 573-3210.
 
     This press release contains "forward looking" statements about the
 products and services of Virage as that term is used in Section 21E of the
 Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Forward-looking statements are denoted by
 such words as "will provide", "will enable" and similar terms and phrases.
 These types of statements address matters that are subject to risks and
 uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially.  In
 addition, our forward-looking statements should be considered in the context
 of other risk factors discussed in our filings with the Securities and
 Exchange Commission, including our Registration Statement on Form S-1, as
 amended, available online at http://www.sec.gov .  All forward-looking
 statements are based on information available to the company on the date
 hereof, and the company assumes no obligation to update such statements.
     Virage and VideoLogger are registered trademarks and the Virage logo,
 Internet Video Guide, Virage Application Server and SmartEncode are trademarks
 of Virage, Inc.  Other company product and service names may be trademarks or
 service marks of others, and are hereby acknowledged.
 
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    LAS VEGAS, April 23, NAB 2001 Convention /PRNewswire Interactive News
 Release/ -- Virage, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRGE), a leading provider of software and
 services that enable video for strategic online applications, today
 demonstrated new enhancements to the SmartEncode(TM) process, extending the
 International reach of the Virage Internet Video Application Platform and
 adding features to its existing capabilities.  Over 200 customers already rely
 on the SmartEncode process for digital video management and extensive
 applications of their content.
     Virage announced the availability of Spanish, Italian, German, UK English,
 Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese Audio Recognition plug-ins
 for the award-winning Virage VideoLogger(R).  The new language capability will
 allow additional foreign customers to adapt the industry leading Virage
 platform into their existing infrastructure for more effective online video
 applications.  In addition, Virage introduced Localized versions of the
 VideoLogger user-interface for Japan and Germany.  For the first time, users
 can operate the VideoLogger with a fully localized user-interface in these
 languages.
     "The additions to our SmartEncode product line demonstrate Virage's
 dedication to the development of global cutting-edge technology," said Dave
 Girouard, senior vice president of products and services at Virage.
 "VideoLogger's compatibility with six new languages allows Virage to continue
 to extend the reach of our platform around the world as more and more
 customers realize the benefits that digital video infrastructures can
 provide."
 
     Third Party Plug-Ins Extend Virage SmartEncode Capabilities
     Virage also announced that several companies are developing and
 demonstrating plug-ins for the SmartEncode product line.  Software companies
 who have recently extended Virage's open platform through plug-ins include
 Cobion, FastTalk, Vela and X-Art.
 
     About the SmartEncode Process
     The Virage SmartEncode process allows customers to prepare video for
 strategic online applications.  Products include the award-winning Virage
 VideoLogger, which simultaneous indexes and encodes the video, Virage's
 ControlCenter(TM), which remotely controls and automates the SmartEncode(TM)
 process for multiple VideoLogger(R) applications allowing users to scale their
 VideoLogger environment without adding overhead, Media Analysis plug-ins which
 provide automatic, real-time recognition of audio, faces and text in the video
 content, and MediaSync, which provides the only fully integrated, end-to-end
 solution for rapidly assembling, synchronizing and publishing streaming video
 with PowerPoint(R) to websites, allowing time-critical rich-media information
 to be delivered quickly, easily and effectively.
 
     About Virage, Inc.
     Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Virage is the leading provider of
 solutions that enable video for strategic online applications.  The Virage
 Internet Video Application Platform transforms video into an effective online
 medium that is easy to publish, manage and distribute on the Internet or
 corporate intranets.  The Virage platform provides content owners with the
 complete infrastructure for seamlessly integrating streaming video into
 business, entertainment and information applications.  From ABC to Yahoo! over
 250 customers across a broad range of markets have turned to Virage to help
 them improve production efficiencies and create new revenue opportunities with
 video.  Contact Virage at http://www.virage.com/ or (650) 573-3210.
 
     This press release contains "forward looking" statements about the
 products and services of Virage as that term is used in Section 21E of the
 Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Forward-looking statements are denoted by
 such words as "will provide", "will enable" and similar terms and phrases.
 These types of statements address matters that are subject to risks and
 uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially.  In
 addition, our forward-looking statements should be considered in the context
 of other risk factors discussed in our filings with the Securities and
 Exchange Commission, including our Registration Statement on Form S-1, as
 amended, available online at http://www.sec.gov .  All forward-looking
 statements are based on information available to the company on the date
 hereof, and the company assumes no obligation to update such statements.
     Virage and VideoLogger are registered trademarks and the Virage logo,
 Internet Video Guide, Virage Application Server and SmartEncode are trademarks
 of Virage, Inc.  Other company product and service names may be trademarks or
 service marks of others, and are hereby acknowledged.
 
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