updated 01:55 pm EST, Wed January 7, 2004
RealPlayer, music store
, released today but not available for OS X, delivers an improvement of 30% in efficiency over RealVideo 9, enabling DVD quality video at approximately 1Mps, and HiDefinition quality video at approximately 5Mbps. RealAudio 10 offers support for the AAC codec for use in CD ripping and music downloads, RealAudio Multichannel for home theatre experiences, and RealAudio Lossless for audiophiles and professional archiving. the new player also support the iPod and playback of QuickTime files. Like iTunes, it features an integrated digital music download store for $0.99 per song with a special $0.10 promotion for the next ten days.