RealPlayer 10 Release Supports More Formats
RealNetworks, embroiled in an antitrust suit against Microsoft, makes its latest digital media player available with support for competitors' media formats.RealNetworks Inc. on Wednesday released the latest version of its digital media player with support for all of the major Internet media formats, including those from competitors Microsoft Corp. and Apple Computer Inc. RealNetworks of Seattle first announced RealPlayer 10 for Windows in January and said it would include support for playing music purchased through Apples iTunes, working around Apples digital rights management technology. Along with supporting the latest RealAudio and RealVideo formats, RealPlayer 10 also supports Windows Media and Apples QuickTime MPEG-4 formats, as well as standard MP3 and Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) formats, the company said.
Consumers "finally have a single product that works with their favorite portable devices and plays all the great free and premium content they find online," Richard Wolpert, RealNetworks chief strategy officer, said in a statement.
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