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Nov 20, 2004, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"To do this these manufacturers are coming out with a slew of products for the holidays, all looking to see which features stick with consumers. MPIO is but one of dozens of manufacturers ranging from seasoned veterans like Creative Labs to newcomers as disparate as SanDisk and Roc-A-Fella records. More important, these players do a better job of mimicking the iPod's favorable dimesion/weight/capacity statistics, the Apple's most desireable feature. They are also offering iPod looks and colors.

"Of note, Ogg Vorbis is making some significant progress in the market as a number of manufacturers are turning to the open source codec to draw Ogg fans. Likewise Microsoft's new rent-a song digital rights management (DRM) scheme is starting to find hardware adopters, mostly so they can at least grab Napster users who hold almost 10% of the paid download market..."

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