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October 31, 2005

Media Music Watch, Steve Myers writes about the emerging digital audio distribution industry in Japan, with mobile downloads, not to PC, being the almost ubiquitous platform of choice for end users.  Full Story

October 28, 2005

DhaliwalBrown releases, "The Future of Mobile Music", covering ringtones, realtones, ringback tones, mobile music commerce and packet radio. This report claims that mobile music is the most valuable mobile content market globally.  Full Story

October 27, 2005

Portagame previews the forthcoming GamePark GP2X, the sucessor to the popular "homebrew" handheld gaming platform, GP32. The GP2X is an open linux platform supporting media codecs such as MPEG, DiVX, XVID, WMV, WMA, Ogg.  Full Story

October 26, 2005

Yamaha recently upgraded its ATS-MA5-S MLD authoring tool for Samsung phones. New feature includes direct conversion of WAV to mld without the need for corresponding MIDI file.  Full Story

October 25, 2005

C|Net reviews the iriver U10 digital audio player, now available in Asia, Europe and US. Another example of a DAP with interactive features, the U10 supports Flash Lite 1.1, QVGA video and standard set of audio formats.   Full Story

October 24, 2005

Unwiredtec integrates its Enterflex ringtone conversion system with Wolfram Research's "WolframTones" website (http://tones.wolfram.com). The site uses Enterflex to convert ringtones, it generates, into multiple ringtone formats for compatiblity with different phones.  Full Story

October 21, 2005

More from the music phone front. Sony Ericcson lists the specs for its upcoming W900i walkman phone. QVGA screen, MusicDJ ringtone remixer, Flash Lite 1.1.  Full Story

October 20, 2005

Macromedia releases preview information about Flash Lite 2.0 (Flash 7 code base) for mobile devices. New features include ActionScript 2.0, native device video codec support, loading native mp3. No release date mentioned.  Full Story

October 19, 2005

MMA proposes High-Definition MIDI protocol (HD-MIDI) at AES show, which offers greater resolution in data values, increase the number of MIDI Channels, and support the creation of entirely new kinds of MIDI messages.  Full Story

October 18, 2005

Unwiredtec has released a new version of its ringtone conversion software Ringtone Creator supporting content transcoding of formats, CMX and QCP, for CDMA phones.  Full Story

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OGG Vorbis Specification

October 31, 2005  Linked to Xiph's web site for Ogg Vorbis audio format information.

FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)

October 24, 2005  Linked to sourceforge project page for FLAC.

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