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Another Microsoft victim?
Say good-bye to RealNetworks (RealAudio, RealVideo) -- they partnered
>From the report:
"In most cases, users should be able to access content from a NetShow
server with the RealPlayer client and vice-versa. However, the companies
will continue to compete."
"Streaming media sells more NT," said Michael Ahern, lead product
manager for NetShow. "It's about getting more operating systems out
Can you read between the lines? Already, 3 months after the deal, it's
down to "in most cases". How long until they're two incompatible
My guess is that MS will first lock-in the big content providers with
NetShow-only content (as the report indicates is already happening),
then "enhance" the format so that it is incompatible with
RealAudio/Video... just like they're trying to do with HTML, Java, and