RealNetworks Inc. announced the licensing and incorporation of Coding Technologies’ MPEG-4 AAC/aacPlus™ technology and software within RealNetworks’ commercial media creation and consumer software player products. As a result, high-fidelity digital audio can be created in RealNetworks’ RealAudio 10 format by using the newest version of its media-encoding software product, RealProducer 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.
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 transferred from the RealPlayer to a growing collection of consumer devices enabled to play back industry-leading MPEG-4 AAC.
For more information, go to the RealNetworks Website, at www.realnetworks.com.