Feeds

Diamond ships Rio

Infamous (if you're in the music biz) MP3 player goes on sale in US

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Diamond Multimedia began shipping its Rio MP3 digital music player in the US, today, after the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) last month failed to get the device banned unless Diamond modified it to prevent it being used to pirate copyright music. The Walkman-sized device can store up to 60 minutes of music encoded in the MPEG-based MP3 format. Files are downloaded from the Internet or copied over from a CD onto a PC, from which they are then transferred to the Rio. Rio is retailing for $199.95. The UK release is in Decemeber, and it will cost £175 (inc. VAT) this side of the Pond. ®

  • Consumer electronics companies Aiwa and Sanyo, and PC storage specialist Castlewood, are to co-operate on the development of a hi-fi separate that will play MP3 and WAV files, among others. The deck uses a built in Castlwood 2GB Orb drive to transfer downloaded tracks from a PC, a deal that mirrors Iomega's drive to persuade hi-fi manufacturers to use its Zip format for the same task.
See also
Diamond to add Liquid Audio to Rio
Diamond wins right to ship Rio music player
Diamond Multimedia forms MP3 lobby bodyComment: PC killed the music publisher

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results
Spaffing copyrighted stuff over the web? No search ranking for you
In the next four weeks, 100 people will decide the future of the web
While America tucks into Thanksgiving turkey, the world will be taking over the net
Microsoft EU warns: If you have ties to the US, Feds can get your data
European corps can't afford to get complacent while American Big Biz battles Uncle Sam
Don't bother telling people if you lose their data, say Euro bods
You read that right – with the proviso that it's encrypted
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.