“HUM” MP3 Software Turns Windows CE Handheld Computers Into Portable Music Players

“HUM” MP3 Software Turns Windows CE Handheld Computers Into Portable Music Players

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 24, 1999–

Utopiasoft today announced the release of v1.1 of HUM MP3 Digital Music Player for Windows(R) CE.

Powered by the Xaudio MP3 engine, Utopiasoft Hum MP3 Player ships with full support for European and Japanese versions of Windows CE as well as support for color PPC and Handheld PC Professional Edition (HPC Pro). Hum is now available for online purchase for the price of $39.95.

Hum’s widespread popularity has been demonstrated by the massive numbers of downloads since its first release. Last week it featured as the most popular Windows CE software download on CNET download.com as well as CNET editor’s PICK. With the new release of Hum v1.1, Hum enthusiasts all over the world can now download Hum v1.1 exclusively on CNET download.com.

“Utopiasoft has used our Xaudio technology and created a remarkable product that turns a Windows CE handheld computer into the ultimate portable music player. We are confident that a significant number of current Windows CE users will want to try it out for themselves and be amazed” said Gilles Boccon-Gibod, Vice President of MpegTV. “Being able to play MP3 content on these ultra-portable devices opens up a whole new set of benefits to users,” said Christopher Ko, Group Program Manager of Utopiasoft. “Users can now listen to not only news updates and best-selling novels but also their favorite MP3 music collections.”

The shipping of Hum v1.1 marks the ongoing commitment of Utopiasoft and Xaudio to deliver CD Quality music playback software on all Windows CE platforms. Utopiasoft and Xaudio are currently planning to support Microsoft’s Audio 4.0, SDMI, and IBM EMMS in coming upgrades of Hum MP3 Player.

ABOUT UTOPIASOFT

Founded in 1996, Utopiasoft develops and markets e-commerce solutions for the delivery, storage and playback of digital content over the Internet. Based in Sydney, Australia, the company is privately held by private venture capitalists and senior management.

For more information contact: katalinv@utopiasoft.com or visit http://www.utopiasoft.com

ABOUT XAUDIO

The Xaudio MP3 engine is a product of MpegTV LLC, a privately held company located in San Francisco. MpegTV licenses MPEG software decoding solutions for a wide range of platforms, from desktop to handheld to embedded devices.

For more information visit http://www.xaudio.com and http://www.mpegtv.com

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