Play Real tunes on your iPod

MP3 players

Owners of an Apple iPod will be pleased to hear that RealNetworks has found a way to play tunes from its music downloads store on the player. The Harmony software it has developed means that the iPod is no longer limited to downloading tracks from Apple’s own iTunes store.

Because the software mimics Apple’s own copy protection software, Real is claiming that it has not interfered with Apple’s property rights. Real approached Apple some time ago asking to license its FairPlay, but was turned down.

Read the press release here.

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