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MPEG-4 license issues resolved

The dispute around licensing for the MPEG-4 digital compression standard seems to be over with new licensing terms published by MPEG LA LLC Monday.

Microsoft details plans for XP's media frenzy

Microsoft Corp. released details on Windows XP's upcoming media trappings Tuesday, revealing the company's plans to make the PC an all-in-one digital media center, replete with video, photos, music and TV programming.

Apple releases QuickTime 6

After an extended public preview, Apple Computer Inc. Monday released QuickTime 6, the latest version of their popular digital media technology.

Microsoft unveils Corona beta launch details

Microsoft Corp. has announced that its next-generation Windows Media platform, until now known under the code-name Corona, will be launched in public beta in early September and carry the official name Windows Media 9.

Emusic, Universal team up for music downloads

EMusic.com Inc. and Universal Music Group (UMG) today announced a new program that makes available tracks from about 1,000 UMG albums through EMusic's downloadable music subscription service.

EMusic posts 1,000 MP3 albums

Universal Music Group, the music arm of struggling media conglomerate Vivendi Universal SA, has made a major commitment to digital-music distribution, releasing 1,000 albums for download through EMusic.com Inc.

Industry ponders cures for digital music slump

Despite the digital music industry's stagnating growth and the upcoming breakup of its host, Jupiter Media Metrix Inc.'s "Plug In" digital music conference returned Monday for its seventh annual showing here, featuring a lineup of familiar industry f...

Apple acquires Emagic

Apple Computer Inc. has acquired Emagic Inc., professional software solutions provider for computer-based music production.

Recordable DVD options abound

If you want to record your own DVD video, transfer old VHS material, or archive nearly 10GB onto a single disc, you'll find plenty to serve your needs in stores this year. A broad selection of DVD devices in the works, including second-generation mod...

RealOne Player to spin on Sony devices

Users of RealNetworks's RealOne Player will soon be able to move their digital music to more than 20 of Sony's music devices under a deal recently forged by the two companies.

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