media player

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media player

(1) Software that "plays" audio, video or animation files in the computer. In the Windows world, Windows Media Player is the default player from Microsoft, but iTunes, RealPlayer and other software are also widely used. The media player in early Windows (3.x) versions was called simply "Media Player." iTunes and QuickTime Player are the default products for the Mac.

Organize, Play, Rip, Burn, Purchase and Stream
Media players provide most or all of the following features. They allow users to organize their multimedia collection, play songs and movies, rip CD tracks to MP3 and other audio formats, burn CDs, listen to Internet radio, download content from online music stores and stream content from the Internet. See Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, QuickTime and iTunes.

(2) Hardware that plays audio and video content. When referring to equipment, the term media player is very generic and may refer to a variety of devices. See portable media player, media drive and digital music player.
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BERLIN, October 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ableton AG, one of the world's leading providers of music software, announced its ranking in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a listing of the fastest growing technology companies in Germany.
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The first thing we noticed about non-karaoke music software for the 504i handsets is that there is relatively little of it.
By 2000, Bogue had acquired seven complete music stations, which consist of an Apple Macintosh equipped with music software, a MIDI keyboard and headphones.
The book explains the benefits of downloadable music and Internet radio in simple, easy-to-understand terms, and includes more than 100 charts and illustrations, along with tutorials for most popular digital music software.
Apple Computer has released an update to its iTunes music software.
is considering merging its music software company with that of U.
The music software field can generally be divided into two halves: entry-level software and professional offerings such as Finale," states Mary Schneider, MakeMusic's chief marketing officer.
No other digital music software is capable of actually playlisting songs automatically based on the characteristics of the specific song selections in a playlist.
Sonic Foundry, another music software veteran, has also hit the MP-3 software business with Siren Jukebox, which costs $29.