IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
RCA releases mp3PRO update for Lyra 28xx portables, WMA support also included
hans-jürgen
post Jan 17 2003, 19:40
Post #1





Group: Members
Posts: 573
Joined: 2-August 02
From: Hamburg, Germany
Member No.: 2898



http://www.rca.com/content/viewdetail/1,,E...I700433,00.html

"RD2800/2820 Applications Utilities/Drivers Upgrade

This is the latest RD2800/2820 Applications Utilities/Drivers upgrade. It supports Microsoft Windows 98SE, Windows 2000, Windows Me and Windows XP operating system. (Replaces previous version 1056b)

Version 1057 includes these new features and enhancements:

NEW FEATURES:
mp3pro audio support! - Now enjoy the superior sound quality of mp3pro and double* your music storage capacity."
[...]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Furthermore RCA also releases a new Lyra Audio/Video Jukebox with a 20 GB HDD):

http://www.thomson.net/gb/06/c03/030109.htm

This post has been edited by hans-jürgen: Jan 20 2003, 21:02


--------------------
myspace.com/bluezzbastardzz
myspace.com/indigorocks
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
SNYder
post Jan 18 2003, 02:58
Post #2





Group: Members
Posts: 317
Joined: 30-September 01
Member No.: 118



/me cries @ mp3pro :'(


headbang.gif
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
/\/ephaestous
post Jan 18 2003, 07:20
Post #3





Group: Members
Posts: 648
Joined: 25-October 02
From: Colombia
Member No.: 3620



[sarcasm]

QUOTE
mp3pro audio support! - Now enjoy the superior sound quality of mp3pro and double* your music storage capacity."


HOORRAYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! biggrin.gif

[/sarcasm]


--------------------
"You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted, then used against you."
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
JohnV
post Jan 18 2003, 07:34
Post #4





Group: Developer
Posts: 2797
Joined: 22-September 01
Member No.: 6



Imo mp3PRO support wouldn't be needed for hard-drive based portables, but it would be very nice for portables with reasonably low storage capacity, since it's imo the best quality codec at 64kbps.

Though I've had the opportunity to hear some AAC+ samples (FhG AAC+SBR implemented by Coding Technologies), and seems that there will be a new low bitrate quality champion soon.. wink.gif


--------------------
Juha Laaksonheimo
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Negative Zero
post Jan 18 2003, 08:37
Post #5





Group: Members
Posts: 248
Joined: 16-March 02
From: Toronto, Ontario
Member No.: 1534



Wow. A 20 MB HDD? tongue.gif And I thought that portable MP3 players were supposed to be moving up in capacity!


--------------------
http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com
"I triple-guarantee you this is the best web site ever!"
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
hans-jürgen
post Jan 18 2003, 08:57
Post #6





Group: Members
Posts: 573
Joined: 2-August 02
From: Hamburg, Germany
Member No.: 2898



QUOTE (SNYder @ Jan 18 2003 - 02:58 AM)
/me cries @ mp3pro  :'(


headbang.gif

I love it... B)


--------------------
myspace.com/bluezzbastardzz
myspace.com/indigorocks
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
hans-jürgen
post Jan 18 2003, 08:59
Post #7





Group: Members
Posts: 573
Joined: 2-August 02
From: Hamburg, Germany
Member No.: 2898



QUOTE (Negative Zero @ Jan 18 2003 - 08:37 AM)
Wow. A 20 MB HDD?  tongue.gif And I thought that portable MP3 players were supposed to be moving up in capacity!

Thanks for the correction... ohmy.gif


--------------------
myspace.com/bluezzbastardzz
myspace.com/indigorocks
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
hans-jürgen
post Jan 18 2003, 09:02
Post #8





Group: Members
Posts: 573
Joined: 2-August 02
From: Hamburg, Germany
Member No.: 2898



QUOTE (JohnV @ Jan 18 2003 - 07:34 AM)
Imo mp3PRO support wouldn't be needed for hard-drive based portables, but it would be very nice for portables with reasonably low storage capacity, since it's imo the best quality codec at 64kbps.

That's right, it is even more usable on portables with Flash Memory or Memory Cards, also CD portables. But I think this is only the start, because it took so long for RCA to come up with this update.

QUOTE
Though I've had the opportunity to hear some AAC+ samples (FhG AAC+SBR implemented by Coding Technologies), and seems that there will be a new low bitrate quality champion soon.. wink.gif


Did Ivan also tell you something more precise about the date? wink.gif


--------------------
myspace.com/bluezzbastardzz
myspace.com/indigorocks
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
JohnV
post Jan 18 2003, 22:47
Post #9





Group: Developer
Posts: 2797
Joined: 22-September 01
Member No.: 6



QUOTE (hans-jürgen @ Jan 18 2003 - 10:02 AM)
Did Ivan also tell you something more precise about the date?  wink.gif

Umm.. Ivan can't disclose much about his work issues, so I have no idea. And I guess if he's working on Nero AAC+ implementation, the tech is so new that even he himself probably couldn't say any exact dates.


--------------------
Juha Laaksonheimo
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
jesseg
post Jan 20 2003, 17:30
Post #10





Group: Banned
Posts: 218
Joined: 22-December 02
Member No.: 4194



Im not waiting for Iavn's AAC+... Im not even waiting till this summer... because I know a secret dry.gif


But when you said...
QUOTE
RCA releases mp3PRO

I about busted a nut before my early-morning eyes wanted to read the rest of the subject.... blink.gif
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
hans-jürgen
post Jan 20 2003, 21:06
Post #11





Group: Members
Posts: 573
Joined: 2-August 02
From: Hamburg, Germany
Member No.: 2898



QUOTE (jesseg @ Jan 20 2003 - 05:30 PM)
But when you said...
QUOTE
RCA releases mp3PRO

I about busted a nut before my early-morning eyes wanted to read the rest of the subject.... blink.gif

What do Americans mean when they "bust a nut", I hope nothing filthy? wink.gif


--------------------
myspace.com/bluezzbastardzz
myspace.com/indigorocks
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Negative Zero
post Jan 22 2003, 04:44
Post #12





Group: Members
Posts: 248
Joined: 16-March 02
From: Toronto, Ontario
Member No.: 1534



Ha! In that case, Hans, you don't want to know. laugh.gif


--------------------
http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com
"I triple-guarantee you this is the best web site ever!"
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
LordofStars
post Jan 22 2003, 06:10
Post #13





Group: Members
Posts: 353
Joined: 28-April 02
Member No.: 1894



Perhaps other portables will support it via firmware soon. This seems to be a start.


--------------------
r3mix zealot.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Negative Zero
post Jan 22 2003, 06:38
Post #14





Group: Members
Posts: 248
Joined: 16-March 02
From: Toronto, Ontario
Member No.: 1534



Considering the insanely expensive hardware licensing costs that Thomson requires for mp3PRO, I wouldn't hold my breath for such firmware updates. Ogg Vorbis is free (and is comparable to mp3PRO at low bit rates) but still has not seen any significant hardware support yet.

This post has been edited by Negative Zero: Jan 22 2003, 06:41


--------------------
http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com
"I triple-guarantee you this is the best web site ever!"
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
LordofStars
post Jan 22 2003, 07:33
Post #15





Group: Members
Posts: 353
Joined: 28-April 02
Member No.: 1894



It has namebrand behind it. Therefor some people may believe a bigger user demand.


--------------------
r3mix zealot.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
qristus
post Jan 23 2003, 11:01
Post #16





Group: Members (Donating)
Posts: 132
Joined: 15-October 01
From: Norway
Member No.: 297



QUOTE (hans-jürgen @ Jan 17 2003 - 07:40 PM)
"Now enjoy the superior sound quality of mp3pro and double* your music storage capacity."

Whenever I see an asterisk like that, I expect the footnote to say:

* If you're gullible.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 23rd August 2014 - 03:39