updated 06:55 pm EDT, Wed August 21, 2002
RealNetworks told MacNN today that it does not currently have plans to incorporate NTI's high-speed CD writing software into the RealOne Player for Mac OS X, (Released last month as a beta at Macworld Expo NY). Real yesterday announced it was replacing Roxio's 2x CD writing component with NTI's 52x CD burning engine; however, the announcement was only pertained to RealOne Player for Windows, which includes Jukebox and CD burning features. Real was unable to confirm whether the "player-only" Mac version would include the high-speed NTI CD authoring engine. The final version of RealOne Player for OS X is due at the end of the year, included will be support for: SuperPass, and Real's digital media subscription service featuring exclusive programming from ABCNews.com, 'Big Brother 3,' CNN, FOXSports, MLB, and NASCAR.