Windows Media 9 Series Gains More Support From Industry

Windows Media Support in Devices Grows 100 Percent; Now Supported in More Than 400 Consumer Electronic Devices

Today at the 2003 Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) show, Microsoft Corp. announced that leading audio and video chip makers and consumer electronics manufacturers are adding support for Windows Media® 9 Series to provide new digital media experiences to consumers. This brings the total number of devices that support Windows Media to more than 400, double what was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. These devices span the consumer electronics industry, including DVD players, CD players, car stereos, portable audio devices and set-top boxes.

"Windows Media is emerging as one of the critical links between devices and a Windows®-based PC," said Amir Majidimehr, general manager of the Windows Digital Media Division at Microsoft. "By offering superior quality and the best compression rates, Windows Media enables delivery of digital media over practically any network, to many types of devices, and at a variety of bit rates."

News source: Microsoft PressPass

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