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RealNetworks Licenses Coding Technologies’ MPEG-4 AAC/aacPlus

RealNetworks Licenses Coding Technologies' MPEG-4 AAC/aacPlus

From the show floor at CES – Digital media services and software creator RealNetworks, Inc., has licensed and incorporated Coding Technologies’ MPEG-4 AAC/aacPlus technology and software within RealNetworks’ commercial media creation and consumer software player products. As a result, both companies say, high fidelity digital audio can be created in RealNetworks’ RealAudio 10 format by using the newest version of its media encoding software product, RealProducer(r) 10.
Additionally, 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 consumer player, RealPlayer(r) 10, provides what the company says is the most comprehensive media file playback including prior versions of the RealAudio file format, as well as the new RealAudio 10 with AAC, RealAudio 10 Lossless and MultiChannel, MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, and aacPlus. Further, consumers can use RealPlayer 10 to convert music on their CDs into RealAudio 10 with AAC, as well as access an 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, digital music can be securely and legally downloaded to RealPlayer 10 and then transferred from the RealPlayer to a growing collection of consumer devices enabled to playback industry-leading MPEG-4 AAC.
“Coding Technologies’ innovative technology and quality software implementation has contributed to RealNetworks’ ability to deliver a great Internet music experience to consumers and provides our content partners the capability to encode their audio media at the industry’s highest fidelity,” said Nagesh Pabbisetty, vice president Consumer Products and Support, RealNetworks, Inc.