Play MPE says it has made an upgrade to its digital distribution service.
Users no longer have to download the player to their computers. Instead, they can access the Play MPE song library via the Web.
Playerless download enables customers to download high-quality tracks from any computer Web browser, whenever the track becomes available. “A common request [from customers] was to access available tracks from machines that didn’t have the Play MPE player installed,” said Dean Ernst, vice president of MPE operations. The company says this feature provides more value to record label customers by expanding access to their pre-release music.
Play MPE users can log in and and have access to its “Available Tracks.” Uncompressed forensically watermarked WAV files can be downloaded for playback on audio broadcast systems or software such as iTunes.
The company says customers who use the Play MPE Player software will continue to be able to use features with which they are familiar, such as playlists, CD burning and iPod export; while labels will continue to have the security and control over access to their content.