[Flac] Microsoft will add support for Vorbis and FLAC on their
murcey.geo at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 1 07:42:31 PDT 2007
Bwahahaaa that's really funny lol, I must admit I was fooled :-)
--- Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves <justivo at gmail.com> :
> Microsoft officially confirmed on Friday that it is working on adding
> Vorbis and FLAC support on its music and entertainment "project"
> dubbed Zune, which includes hardware and software products that offer
> users on-the-go access to music and entertainment.
> "Under the Zune brand, we will deliver Vorbis and FLAC support on our
> family of hardware and software products, the first of which will be
> available this year through a Zune firmware update," said Chris
> Stephenson, general manager of marketing for Microsoft, in a prepared
> statement. "We see a great opportunity to bring together technology
> and community to allow consumers to explore and discover music
> together, and we think offering support for better and popular formats
> is part of that goal."
> Zune marketing director Jason Reindorp said the company plans to issue
> the firmware update sometime in the middle of next month. Reindorp
> said the downloadable update will also offer other performance
> improvements, but no major feature updates to the player, which
> debuted in November.
> "In mid-May we will release a firmware update which will address
> Vorbis and FLAC support, improving overall software reliability and
> efficiency," he said in an e-mail to CNET News.com.
> Reindorp said the Zune held its No. 2 spot in hard drive-based digital
> music players in January, citing NPD numbers that give the company 9.9
> percent of that market. The company still trails Apple's iPod in the
> hard drive-based music area and does not yet have a flash-based device
> to compete with the iPod Nano or Shuffle.
> Oh, by the way, April Fools! Did I mention that already? XIPH DOES
> NOT ENDORSE THE ZUNE IN ANY WAY.
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