On 31/03/2006 22:11, "Stuart Woodward" <stuartcw_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Can anyone confirm that this new Docomo phone will play MP3s?
Looking at the Reg article, it looks as though it will only play ATRAC
(Sony's proprietary psychoacoustic masking audio compression technology).
IMHO, this sounds terrible (and yes, it may sound a little better than AAC
or MP3 at lower bit rates, but only a fool would want to listen to music at
those bit rates, anyway). Interesting that AAC is specifically mentioned - I
wonder who the target competition might be...
> ans if so will it be the first phone in Japan to support MP3??
No - I can put MP3s into my Nokia 6630 and play them with the Ogg player (or
probably with the supplied Real Player, but I don't like using Real products
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Received on Sat Apr 1 02:31:57 2006