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To: Cheeky Kid who wrote (44)5/5/1999 9:59:00 PM
From: ScatterShot  Read Replies (1) | Respond to of 61
Don't know if you saw this posted on the EDIG thread:
Very Solid Audio
by David Weekly
sponsored by Audio Explosion

The Japan-based Kobe Steel has apparently entered into a licensing
agreement with NTT (Nippon Telephone & Telegraph, basically Japan's AT&T) for rights to use the TwinVQ codec in a portable digital audio player called "SolidAudio." TwinVQ, also known by its file extension .VQF, was developed separately from MP3 technology. This is in contrast to AAC, which extends MP3 technology. While AAC has a small technical edge over TwinVQ, both sound distinctively better than MP3 at equivalent bitrates.

To: Cheeky Kid who wrote (44)5/5/1999 10:07:00 PM
From: Cheeky Kid  Respond to of 61
I completely disagree with this guys opinion:

RIO player with upgraded memory will hold 16 CD quality songs. You can add or delete songs in seconds. It doesn't take 10 min to encode a MP3, try a minute or two. Battery lasts 12 hours. Okay, how long will 1 AA battery last running a portable CD player? The RIO is 1/3rd the size of a portable CD player. No moving parts.

Downloading a MP3 file (legal one) say 3.5 MB takes about 40 seconds on a cable modem connection.

Diamond can see the future, re: RIO.