Digital Bitcasting Corp. heeft een plugin voor de Realaudio player in elkaar geknutseld waarmee MP3'tjes gestreamd kunnen worden:
Bitcasting's server software lets webcasters stream MP3 audio over the Internet, allowing RealPlayer G2 users to play it without downloading or saving. This release brings streaming MP3 to 53 million potential users. In the past three years, that's how many have downloaded RealPlayer software and returned to their favorite Internet music site to catch the latest hits in RealAudio without having to wait for an audio download.
The price of real-time gratification used to be less-than-great fidelity, forcing on-line music providers into an "imagine what it's supposed to sound like" business model. To improve fidelity, many sites turned to MP3, a digital audio technology delivering sound quality so true, it's hard to tell it's not coming directly from a CD player. The catch: it couldn't be streamed, so even RealPlayer listeners had to download it first.
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