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Friday, March 9, 2007

AAC: It’s Not Just For iPods

AAC: Apple’s Preferred Audio Codec

…why are people “afraid” of using AAC? The proprietary claim is simply one of ignorance. It is true that not many portable devices support AAC yet (though Microsoft’s Zune does, as do Palm PDAs and Sony’s PlayStation Portable) and on the software side, Real Player and the popular WinAmp both support it.


» Posted by ALBj at 10:24 AM (ET)
Category: Cool Technology, Musings


I just don’t feel the need to support that format when there are so many to chose from that are supported even more places.

» Posted by Queue
March 11, 2007 07:40 AM

The point, bro, is not to encourage more people to support it, but to encourage people not to knock it simply because they mistakenly believe that it’s proprietary to Apple. Anyone can license it and it’s a fact that it’s superior to MP3. Sure, there are other formats that are more widely supported, but that’s only because they’ve been around a bit longer and because Apple didn’t choose those formats.

» Posted by Lee Bennett
March 11, 2007 09:56 AM

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