A Digital Earful
July 24, 2020 - Volume 3, Issue 14
Sponsored By: DVD PRO/V2B Conferences
- CyberLink and Microsoft Announce Collaboration
- Charismac Releases AudioScribe As A Standalone Product
- OSTA Announces New MultiAudio 1.0 Specification
- Microsoft Announces Windows Media Player for Mac OS X
- Stomp Announces Click-Rip 'N Burn MP3
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CyberLink and Microsoft Announce Collaboration
CyberLink Corp. has announced that it is collaborating with Microsoft Corp. to deliver two new add-on packs for Microsoft's Windows XP. CyberLink will provide Power Packs for Windows XP, which are optional plug-ins that will enable the new version of Windows Media Player for Windows XP to create MP3 files directly from CDs and provide playback of DVD movies and MPEG-2 videos. Microsoft will provide users with links inside of Windows Media Player to CyberLink web pages to purchase the Power Packs. CyberLink will offer end-users three Power Packs for Windows XP: an MP3 encoder module, a DVD module, and a combo pack that will provide both plug-ins.
(CyberLink Corp., 46728 Fremont Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94538; 510/668-0118; Fax 510/668-0121; http://www.cyberlink-usa.com. Microsoft Corporation, 10500 Northeast 8th Street, Suite 1300, Bellevue, WA 98004; 800/426-9400, 425/705-1900; Fax 425/705-1831; http://www.microsoft.com)
Charismac Releases AudioScribe As A Standalone Product
Charismac Engineering, Inc. has released AudioScribe as a standalone audio recording product. The utility was previously only available as part of Charismac's Discribe CD mastering program. AudioScribe is an audio recording software package, and supports recording from both analog and digital sources. Features of AudioScribe include automatic recording options, built-in gain adjustment, and manual or automatic file-splitting capabilities.
(Charismac Engineering, Inc., 10000 Hill View Road, Newcastle, CA 95658, USA; 530/885-4420; Fax 530/885-1410; http://www.charismac.com)
OSTA Announces New MultiAudio 1.0 Specification
The Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA) developed and approved a new specification for organizing compressed audio files on an optical disc. The intent of the new CD compressed audio specification, designated MultiAudio, is to ensure that discs with compressed audio files are as easy to play back as Red Book audio CDs, whether on a PC or consumer electronics device. The MultiAudio specification enables the playback device to quickly read the table of contents, bypassing the delays for disc intitialization that can occur while the player identifies all of the files on the disc. In addition, it allows playlists to be created so songs can be accessed by genre, album, artist, or a custom grouping created by the user.
(The Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA), 311 East Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA; 805/963-3853; Fax 805/962-1541; http://www.osta.org)
Microsoft Announces Windows Media Player for Mac OS X
Microsoft Corporation has announced Windows Media Player for Mac OS X. The new player will feature the new Aqua interface, and will be available as a free download this fall. Windows Media Player for Mac OS X will support Windows Media Digital Rights Management (DRM), as well as the latest versions of Windows audio and video technology.
(Microsoft Corporation, 10500 Northeast 8th Street, Suite 1300, Bellevue, WA 98004; 800/426-9400, 425/705-1900; Fax 425/705-1831; http://www.microsoft.com)
Stomp Announces Click-Rip 'N Burn MP3
Stomp, inc. has released Click-Rip 'N Burn MP3. Click-Rip 'Burn MP3 allows users to rip CDs to MP3, and burn the MP3 files to a disc. The software allows a playlist of up to 16,000 songs, and features a 10-band graphic equalizer and a 16-band spectrum analyzer. The new software also offers digital stereo effects. Stomp's Click-Rip 'N Burn MP3 software is available at an estimated retail price of $29.99.
(Stomp, Inc., 1012 Brioso Drive, Suite 104, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA; 949/250-6771; Fax 949/250-6775; http://www.stompinc.com)