RealAudio 8 released
Starting today, RealNetworks is offering RealAudio 8 for download on its website. The software uses the ATRAC3 technology from Sony for the first time.
The use of this technology is intended to enable better quality when transmitting audio files on the Internet. Thanks to ATRAC3 technology (Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding), which is already used in Sony's MiniDisc, the data transmitted in RealAudio 8 format should shrink by around a third compared to its predecessor. In return, Sony installs the Real Player including RealAudio 8 on all notebooks in its Vaio series and its music recorders.