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Microsoft Moves Windows Media Codecs Into Digital Radio

Eager to move its proprietary audio/video codec into Europe’s steadily growing digital radio market, Microsoft has gained membership in the World DAB Forum, an industry group developing digital audio broadcasting technology.

Microsoft is targeting digital radio as the next battleground for its Windows Media Series 9 platform. Meanwhile, it continues to campaign for adoption of its Windows Media codec in the next generation HD DVD spec and emerging TV-on-mobile standard called DVB-Handheld (DVB-H).