In EMI-ITunes Deal, the Big Loser May Be Microsoft

“In the past year, several other manufacturers have added AAC support to their players, including Microsoft, SanDisk and Sony. However, the software used to load these players with music from CDs doesn’t default to AAC, the way Apple’s iTunes does, and no store has existed where owners of those devices can buy music in the AAC format, the way iPod owners have been able to at the iTunes Store”…. <More> 

That’s about to change, now that Apple and EMI have doubled down on AAC as their unprotected format of choice. Once Apple starts selling music from EMI — and possibly other labels — in the unprotected AAC format, manufacturers will scramble to add AAC support to their devices

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