New Audio formats: CMX and Cocktail

15 08 2009

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I just came through an interesting article reporting that the Major industry will launch an new audio format named: ‘CMX’ or ‘Cocktail’ for Apple.

This new format will be a file that you click on, it opens and it would have a totally brand-new look, with a launch page and all the different options such as lyrics, artworks, videos or even mobile contents.

Now it’s interesting to see if it will includes DRM or not and how much it will cost for the customers.

The first CMX albums are expected to be released in November.

To remind you, Sony has launched its new CD format, the Blu-Spec. I don’t have this kind of CD so I can’t give you feedbacks on it yet.

Actual CDs are encoded in 16 bits at 44.1kHz. Today with new audio supports we can numerized at 24 bits or even at 32 bits with higher bitrate 88.2, 96, 176.4, or 192 kHz. It allows to get more detailed and dynamic sound.

If you’re interested you can read these articles:

http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6788045.ece (English)

http://www.numerama.com/magazine/13636-CMX-le-nouveau-format-des-majors-pour-l-album-de-musique.html (French)

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15 11 2009
Nih

Thanks for the link, good info.

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