"The MCT Player is being released under an open-source license,
which will enable other programmers to contribute improvements to
subsequent player updates."
"Multicast Technologies, Inc., announced today that the company
is releasing the Internet's first multicast audio player, The MCT
Player. The MCT Player is available to the public starting today,
November 29, 2000, as a FREE downloadable file on the company's
audio station, www.On-The-I.com . The MCT Player is the first to
deliver CD quality sound and the first to track multicast traffic.
The MCT Player also features Staggered Erasure Protection, a patent
pending technology developed by Multicast Technologies that
corrects for missing data, which otherwise causes drop-outs in
"Until now, there was no way to measure the audience of
multicast streams. The MCT Player will finally provide this
information, enabling a direct measurement of the audience for each
multicast stream. Currently, most music sites provide a frustrating
audio experience due to packet losses in the Internet, which cause
the sound to drop-out. The new audio MCT Player corrects this
problem, even for seconds of packet loss at a time."