Windows Media

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Windows Media

Microsoft's audio and video framework for Windows, which embraces playback, encoding and streaming. Windows Media Player is the media player that comes with every version of Windows. Windows Media Encoder is software for converting live performances and existing audio and video files to Windows Media formats. Windows Media Server is a Windows server component for streaming audio and video.

Windows Media Player can also be downloaded for the Macintosh, although typically not the latest version. See Windows Media Player, Windows Media formats, Windows Media Rights Manager and QuickTime.

Native Microsoft Multimedia FormatsType   Purpose

   WAV    Audio

   AVI    Video

   ASF    A/V using non-Windows codecs

   WMA    Audio using Windows codec

   WMV    Video using Windows codec
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By using Microsoft's proven Windows Media technologies, we meet customers' needs and requests for better integration of their mobile handsets into the home digital ecosystem," said Benoit Louvet, multimedia mobile director at Bouygues Telecom.
Windows Media Technologies 7 consists of Windows Media Player 7 for consumers, Windows Media Services for Windows 2000 Server for content delivery, Windows Media Encoder 7 for content creation, the Windows Media Rights Manager 7 for digital rights management and the Windows Media Software Development Kit (SDK) 7 for application development.
In addition, more than 300 service providers have been trained and are ready to deploy Windows Media Technologies 7-based solutions for Internet and enterprise customers, and the nearly 150 application developers who have licensed the Windows Media SDK to date are poised to take advantage of industry's most advanced digital media platform.
Microsoft today announced the launch of Windows Media Technologies 7, including the all-in-one Windows Media Player 7, at midnight tonight.
Windows Media Technologies is the leading digital media platform that provides consumers, content providers, solution providers, software developers, and corporations with unmatched audio and video quality.
The integration of Windows Media Technologies will expand the streaming media options available to Notes and Domino R5 users, while adding to the functionality and richness of Lotus' industry-leading collaboration environment.
The integration of Windows Media Technologies will expand the streaming media options available to users of Notes and Domino R5, while adding to the functionality and richness of Lotus' industry-leading collaboration environment.
Improvements in MPEG-2 compression, the introduction of MPEG-4, newer Windows Media technologies, and the prominent role of ADSL2+ and FTTP (Fiber to the Premise) technologies will driving service revenue alone to over $10.
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Microsoft(R) Windows Media Technologies 4 provides the clear path for future interactive wired and wireless means of streaming," said Jenny Sue Rhoades, senior vice president of Internet Operations, Clear Channel Communications.

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