Audio codecs

  1. Will Neil Young's 'Pono' Player Really Make Music Sound Better?

    October 05, 2012 11:11 AM EDT Since the dawn of the digital age, some audiophiles have maintained that new formats from the CD to the MP3 and beyond have degraded sound quality. Ever since we left vinyl, music has sounded like crap, they say. Some of the down-with-digital crew ...

  2. Radiohead's 'King of Limbs' Offered in Premium 24-Bit FLAC Format by 7digital

    March 28, 2011 8:16 AM EDT On Monday 7digital debuted Radiohead's "King of Limbs" in high definition 24-bit FLAC format, the first for a major artist in this premium format. It is priced at £8.99 in the UK and $11.99 in the US, and is available in 30 other te ...

  3. Mobile World Congress: Omnifone Takes Dolby Pulse Format

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Dolby Laboratories and digital music service provider Omnifone have announced an international collaboration to introduce the multi-platform digital file format Dolby Pulse into music services for mobile, PC, in-home, and in-car streaming and down ...

  4. @MIDEM: Next Generation MP3 Unveiled

    January 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Bach Technology, a digital technology provider with offices in Norway, Germany and China, issued a bold announcement at MIDEM about what it described as the successor to the MP3. The company officially launched its MusicDNA service, a media extens ...

  5. MP3 Logo To Raise U.K. Awareness

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Key digital music retailers in the U.K. have joined together in support of a new campaign to increase consumer awareness about the MP3 format. The home pages of seven companies -- 7digital.com, Digitalstores.co.uk, HMV.com, Play.com, Tescodigital. ...

  6. Nellymoser Introduces Music Companion Service

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nellymoser has introduced a Music Companion service for mobile operators looking to offer personalized music content and information to their subscribers. According to the company, the Music Companion service filters large music catalogs into resu ...

  7. Sony To Shutter Connect Music Store In March

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. will begin shuttering its Connect Music Store starting in March, the company confirmed today. Rumors of the impending shutdown began in June after the company laid off 20 people and allocated remaining staff and resources to the PlaySta ...

  8. Dave Matthews Blu-Ray To Feature Dolby TrueHD

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The upcoming "Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds: Live at Radio City" Blu-ray release will be Sony BMG's first offering that features Dolby TrueHD, according to High-Def Digest . The next-generation lossless technology was developed f ...

  9. MP3 Players Sales Still Strong

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MP3 players remain a dominant category in the consumer electronics business, according to a recent report from the Consumer Electronics Association. Its "Digital America 2007" study found that 33% of U.S. households own an MP3 player, as ...

  10. Analysts: Apple Poised For Mobile Growth

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Research Group Strategy Analytics says that EMI's recent decision to sell music sans DRM on iTunes could position Apple to take a leadership role in the emerging mobile music space. The group notes that 60% of the music-capable phones introdu ...

  11. Apple Rivals Get Boost From DRM-Free Deal

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc.'s decision to sell DRM-free downloads from EMI and indie labels in the AAC format rather than the MP3 format is creating new strategic opportunities for both rival device manufacturers and digital retailers. Come May when iTunes la ...

  12. PassAlong Removes DRM

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST PassAlong Networks next month will offer its entire catalog of independent music in open MP3 format, removing the Windows digital rights management protection that the catalog had previously used. PassAlong is a digital music service that allows m ...

  13. EMI To Sell Unprotected MP3s?

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Is EMI about to announce support for the MP3 format or some other DRM-free solution? Multiple sources interviewed by Billboard suggest that the British recorded music giant is mulling offering paid downloads in an unprotected format -- and soon. H ...

  14. MP3 Mastermind Nominated For EU Prize

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The inventor of the MP3 format Karlheinz Brandenburg was nominated Friday (April 7) for the European Inventor of the Year award. The new prize is jointly organized by the European Commission and the E The inventor of the MP3 format Karlheinz Brand ...

  15. MP3 Mastermind Nominated For EU Prize

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT European inventor of the year announced May 3. The inventor of the MP3 format Karlheinz Brandenburg was nominated Friday (April 7) for the European Inventor of the Year award. Brandenburg is among 11 nominees selected by former Dutch Prime Ministe ...

  16. Industry Exec Joins Nellymoser

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Wingate previously with BMG, Arista, Epic. Music industry veteran Dick Wingate has joined mobile media technology firm Nellymoser as president of media development and chief content officer. A former executive at BMG Entertainment, Arista, PolyGra ...

  17. Instant Live Embraces New Format

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST SRS Circle Surround 5.1 to be an option. SRS Circle Surround 5.1 to be an option. News ...

  18. Music Service Featuring High-def Files Launches

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tracks formatted in WMA Lossless format. The MusicGiants Network launched its new digital music service, featuring high-definition, uncompressed digital files for download. After several months of operating in test mode with content limited to EMI ...

  19. EC Hears Complaints From DVD Makers

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Independent makers of pre-recorded DVDs have told the European Commission that a coterie of big companies use patents to choke their income, violating European Union law. BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- Independent makers of pre-recorded DVDs have told the ...

  20. Koch Film Unit To Bow Gold Series

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Koch Lorber Films is launching a new line of DVDs, the Gold Series. Each title in the series will be a critically acclaimed film featuring digitally restored prints, 5.1 Dolby Digital audio and bonus Koch Lorber Films is launching a new line of DV ...

  21. Xingtone Adds Verizon Wireless

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Xingtone, the software application that allows users to create ringtones from their own music and audio library and upload them to their handset, now supports all major U.S. carriers including Verizon Xingtone, the software application that allows ...

  22. MP3.com Expands Community Features

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MP3.com, CNET's music discovery Web site, is launching various features through a new "MP3.com Community" tab on its home page. The function allows music fans to create a personalized music experience MP3.com, CNET's music disc ...

  23. Blu-Ray, HD-DVD Backers Add DTS Technology

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Blu-ray Disc Assn. and the DVD Forum have both selected Digital Theater Systems, Inc.'s (DTS) DTS Coherent Acoustics coding system as a mandatory audio technology for their respective next-generat The Blu-ray Disc Assn. and the DVD Forum ...

  24. DTS To Release Blue Man Group DVD-Audio

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DTS Entertainment, the label division of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. (DTS), will release a DVD-Audio of Blue Man Group's second album, "The Complex," Sept. 14. DTS Entertainment, the label division of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. ...

  25. DTS To Release Blue Man Group DVD-Audio

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DTS Entertainment, the label division of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. (DTS), will release a DVD-Audio of Blue Man Group's second album, "The Complex," Sept. 14. DTS Entertainment, the label division of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. ...

  26. RealNetworks Bows Compatibility Solution

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks will announce today (July 26) that it has developed a technology solution that makes tracks from its RealPlayer Music Store compatible with Apple Computer's iPod, as well as with a number RealNetworks will announce today (July 26 ...

  27. RealNetworks Bows Compatibility Solution

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks will announce today (July 26) that it has developed a technology solution that makes tracks from its RealPlayer Music Store compatible with Apple Computer's iPod, as well as with a number RealNetworks will announce today (July 26 ...

  28. DTS Names Pioneer Vet To Board

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Technology company Digital Theater Systems, Inc. (DTS) has appointed consumer-electronics industry veteran Ronald Stone to its Board of Directors. Technology company Digital Theater Systems, Inc. (DTS) has appointed consumer-electronics industry v ...

  29. DTS Debuts 96kHz, DTS-ES Encoders

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Digital Theater Systems, Inc. (DTS) will introduce a suite of three pro audio software encoders for Mac and PC to create DTS soundtracks for DVD-Audio, DVD-Video and 5.1 CD titles. The encoders will b Digital Theater Systems, Inc. (DTS) will intro ...

  30. Ray Dolby To Be Inducted Into Inventors Hall

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ray Dolby, founder and chairman of Dolby Laboratories, will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame Saturday (May 1) in recognition of his invention of the Dolby noise reduction system. D Ray Dolby, founder and chairman of Dolby Labor ...