Streaming Media Europe from adam hyde-4

Microsoft社のStreaming Media部長Anthony BayとPseudo Programs社社長のLarry Lux

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******Anthony Bay, General Manager, Streaming Media Division, Microsoft Corp******
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Microsoft attended to sell their new WindowsMedia player, codec, and server software to the streaming media industry. They demonstrated the ability of the codec through playing RealAudio, MPEG, and WindowsMedia content side by side. Unfortunately the quality of the Microsoft product did appear, on first listen, to be much better than the Real codec at low encoding rates (28.8k) and it competed with MPEG quality at the higher encoding rates.

They also have a system for encoding that allows the encoder to determine the 'access privileges' of the content.. For example, you can specify whether you want the user to view the content directly, view the content after paying, or view the content after registering your name (thereby giving away their personal data for which you can do with as you like).

MS also promise to integrate the player into the OS.

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******Larry Lux, CEO, Pseudo Programs, Inc. (http://www.pseudo.com/)******
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Pseudo are a youth orientated 'lifestyle' website. In appearance they reflect a lot of the attitudes and values of MTV and infact could be ported to television almost seamlessly.

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