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CNN: Germany's Grundig launches MP3 player

Jul 24, 1999, 16:22 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Lisbeth D'Amico)

Thanks to Robert Wuest for this link.

"German electronics company Grundig AG jumped into the digital-music market, with the launch last week of its MP3-Player MPaxx."

"The MPaxx is a portable device that will play MP3 (Motion Picture Experts Group, Audio Layer 3) audio files."

"MP3 is a technology that allows audio files to be downloaded from the Internet, then stored and replayed on a disc drive or mobile player, such as the MPaxx. MP3's compression technology enables the files to be stored without taking up large amounts of storage space, and the music quality is comparable to that of an audio CD."

"After installing the necessary software on a PC, users download the MP3 files from the Internet or from a CD. The files are copied onto the PC hard drive, where they are then converted, compressed and copied onto a multimedia card that can then be inserted into and played on MP3 player. The multimedia cards can be copied over up to 100,000 times, according to Grundig."

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