Often referred to as the father of MP3, Dr. Brandenburg will deliver the keynote address at the SMPTE 2008: Annual Tech Conference & Expo. He will offer attendees his vision for the future of digital media, including immersive entertainment, 3D audio and video, and interactivity.
The good doctor can rightly claim to have been the driving force behind some of today’s most seminal – and disruptive – technologies, including the MP3 and AAC MPEG audio standards, for which he performed the linchpin research and later headed the team that developed and expanded the solutions.
Boasting up to 40-hours battery life, the S630 and S730 models both play MP3s and also offer video playback on their 2-inch QVGA (320-x-240 pixel) displays. The latter model also offers noise cancelling features.
New research reveals the top five music vendors for the first half of 2008 (January through June, based on purchases of CDs and a-la-carte digital music downloads) ranked as follows: