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Panasonic enters into portable audio player game with AAC player

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 10 May 2000 19:46

Panasonic released two digital audio players for consumer markets. These players make a difference to regular players, because they use AAC format instead of MP3 -- AAC is part of MPEG2 standard and can produce much smaller files than MP3 with better sound quality (MP3 is part of MPEG1 standard (MPEG-1 audio layer III = MP3)).
Problem with the player is price -- over $400 for a player that uses Panasonic's own memory card standard (=expensive extra memory).

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