RealNetworks and Coding Technologies announced the licensing and
incorporation of Coding Technologies' MPEG-4 AAC / aacPlus technology and
software within RealNetworks' commercial media creation and consumer software
High fidelity digital audio can now be created using
the newest version of its media encoding software product, RealProducer10. In
addition, third party encoding products that incorporate RealNetworks' Helix
Producer SDK can produce content in RealAudio 10. By acquiring an additional
license from Coding Technologies, these third party products can also produce
content in MPEG-4 AAC and aacPlus.
RealNetworks' newest and player, RealPlayer 10, provides comprehensive media file playback including prior versions of the RealAudiofile format, as well as the new RealAudio 10 with AAC, RealAudio10 Lossless andMultiChannel, MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, and aacPlus.
Furthermore, consumerscan use RealPlayer 10 to convert music on their CDs into RealAudio10 with AAC,as well as access a vast online library of digital music from the new RealPlayer Music Store in high fidelity 192Kbps RealAudio 10 with AAC.
By combining RealAudio 10 and RealNetworks' Helix DRM, a leading digital rights
management platform, digital music can be securely and legally downloaded to
RealPlayer 10 and then seamlessly transferred from the RealPlayer to a growing
collection of consumer devices able to playback industry-leading MPEG-4 AAC.
Coding Technologies provides possibly the best audio compression for mobile, broadcasting, and Internet. SBR™ (Spectral Band Replication) from Coding Technologies is a backward and forward compatible method to enhance the efficiency of any audio codec; putting the "PRO" in mp3PRO and the "Plus" in aacPlus. SBR is a fundamental enabler of the Digital Radio Mondiale open standard and is a core component of MPEG-4 High Efficiency AAC.