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New MPEG2 software encoder available

Innobits AB, which makes software tools for digital audio and video processing, has released the BitVice MPEG2 video encoder, a Mac-first goodie that lets you stuff more MPEG2 video onto each DVD disk at broadcast quality, according to Roger Andersso...

RealNetworks unveils managed subscription service

Flushed with the success of its own recently launched content subscription service, RealNetworks said Tuesday that it is offering content providers the ability to create their own managed subscription services based on the Real platform.

CommerceOne touts new procurement solution

Flushed with the success of its own recently launched content subscription service, RealNetworks said Tuesday that it is offering content providers the ability to create their own managed subscription services based on the Real platform.

Bertelsmann wants all of Napster

German media conglomerate Bertelsmann AG has made an offer to completely take over Napster, the company's chief executive Thomas Middelhoff said in an interview with the Germany newspaper Die Welt published on Friday.

Companies form MPEG venture in Japan

Seven companies will pour some of their broadcasting and technology abilities into a new joint venture to bring MPEG-4 interactive television technology to cable companies

Digital Voodoo to introduce new PCI cards

Digital Voodoo, a developer of D1 SMPTE 259M QuickTime interfaces for Mac workstations, will introduce new two Mac products at the upcoming NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) expo in Las Vegas April 8-11.

Internet alliance okays MPEG-4 AAC licensing

The Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA), which was co-founded by Apple Computer Inc., has announced its support for the MPEG-4 Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) licensing models recently introduced by Dolby Laboratories Inc.

HP/Compaq deal all but final

Fallen music titan Napster Inc.'s file-trading service will remain shuttered for the time being, thanks to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejecting a motion by the company to have its court-imposed shutdown order overturned Monday.

HP completes Indigo acquisition

Fallen music titan Napster Inc.'s file-trading service will remain shuttered for the time being, thanks to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejecting a motion by the company to have its court-imposed shutdown order overturned Monday.

Court: Napster to remain shut down

Fallen music titan Napster Inc.'s file-trading service will remain shuttered for the time being, thanks to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejecting a motion by the company to have its court-imposed shutdown order overturned Monday.

Start-up claims video compression breakthrough

A Silicon Valley start-up claims it has found a new approach to video compression that blows away the commonly used MPEG-2 standard and will allow transmission of broadcast-quality video over DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) connections.

New Xtractor extracts files from DVDs

SAN FRANCISCO (03/22/2002) - HEURIS, makers of the MPEG Power Professional encoding software, are shipping a shipping a new product: the Xtractor, which can be used to extract or "rip" audio and video files from unencrypted DVDs. Users can demultipl...

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