Thursday, March 05, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Toshiba Starts Shipping 20-Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor For Mobile Devices
Larger iPad Production Pushed Back For September:
Intel Outlines 2015 Gaming News at GDC
HBO, Apple To Launch Video Streaming Service: report
Xbox One wireless controller Adapter Coming To Windows PCs
Samsung, Oculus To Launch Gear VR Mobile Device Headsets This Year
Nvidia Demonstrates The Massive Titan X Graphics Card
IBM Buys AlchemyAPI
Active Discussions
Newbie
Need serious help!!!!
burning
nvidia 6200 review
Hello
Burning Multimedia in track 0
I'm lazy. Please help.
sanyo e6 camera
 Home > News > General Computing > Sony to...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Sony to Support Apple's AAC Format


In an announcement that could be considered as a symbolic concession to Apple, Sony on Tuesday said that it will make its latest music management software compatible with the AAC data compression technology used by Apple.

The change will enable users of some types of Walkman digital audio players to listen to music imported from Apple's music management software.

In April, 2003, Apple Computer brought mainstream attention to AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) by announcing that its iTunes and iPod products would support songs in MPEG-4 AAC format (via a firmware update for older iPods), and that customers could download popular songs in a protected version of the format via the iTunes Music Store. AAC has now become so associated with Apple hardware and software. Optionally, a digital rights management scheme (named FairPlay) can be employed in tandem.

Sony long clung to its proprietary data compression technology, known as Atrac. It has since turned to an open-door policy, embracing such popular formats as MP3 and Microsoft's WMA.

Still, the electronics manufacturer's acceptance of Apple's AAC format, used for the immensely popular iPod digital music players, marks a particular about-face.

Sony said the coming version of its music management software Sonic Stage will be compatible with AAC.

The company will provide the software, called Sonic Stage CP, free of charge through the Internet from May 25. The software is compatible with hard-disk types of Walkman A series products.

Sony's latest strategy is taken as an open acknowledgement that it can no longer ignore iPod's lead.


Previous
Next
NVIDIA and Alienware Showcase First SLi Notebook        All News        JVC Launches New Everio 3-CCD Flahship Hard Disk Camcorder
Dell Completes Acquisition of Alienware     General Computing News      Gates Pitches "Anywhere" Gaming at Expo

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Sony's Project Morpheus Upgraded, Coming in 2016
MWC: Sony Introduces The New Xperia Z4 and Xperia M4 Aqua Tablets
Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Appears Online With 2K Display
Sony Releases New Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
Sony Launches Memory Card For Premium Sound
Sony To Focus On Games, Sensors
Sony SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 Available In March
Sony Releases New OLED Display For Pro Video Production
Sony SmartWatch 3 Stainless Steel Rolling Out
Sony Xperia E4 Goes Official
Sony Narrows Loss Forecast After Strong Sensor Sales
Sony Online Entertainment To Make Games For Xbox

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .