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Sony: Looking for clues

Sony will also be entering the digital music store business with their own version.

But:

– The will only work with Internet Explorer 5.5 and above. Plus JavaScript and Cookies. To shop, you need 31 megabytes of additional software. Yeah, why make it easy?

– Tracks will be available from 1,19 Euro. That’s 20 cent more than in the ITMS.

– The purchased tracks are then in Atrac3, so you can listen to them on your minidisc players (does this stupid format play *anywhere* else????)

Why is it so hard for Sony to grok that people want MP3? Is anyone brave enough to bet against me that this will be a non-event anywhere outside Japan?

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  1. “- The purchased tracks are then in Atrac3, so you can listen to them on your minidisc players (does this stupid format play *anywhere* else????)”

    Yes, there are Windows Codecs available. ;-) They do not work yet with MPlayer or Xine though …

  2. "- The purchased tracks are then in Atrac3, so you can listen to them on your minidisc players (does this stupid format play *anywhere* else????)"

    Yes, there are Windows Codecs available. ;-) They do not work yet with MPlayer or Xine though …