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How about overall support?
Authored by: jiclark on Sep 05, '02 11:06:29AM

How widespread is support for the format? Do many other MP3 players, both hardware and software (on other platforms, for instance), support MPEG-4? I think the higher quality sound at the same or lower bitrate is great, but wonder how long it'll be before it's widely used...

Thanks for the excellent info though!



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How about overall support?
Authored by: DougAdams on Sep 05, '02 03:46:23PM
This is Apple's page on AAC, MPEG-4 Audio.

Like the MP3 phenomenon, which didn't happen overnight either, MPEG-4 won't take off until there is a demand for it by more people than have ripped MP4s up 'til now.

Of course, it may never take off in the consumer end of things. But certainly audio professionals are embracing it (it is a part of QuickTime, afterall). I distribute audio to radio stations for a living myself, and smaller files/better sound is always a bonus.

Doug

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