By Mike Ueda
¥ NEC Readies MPEG-4 Audio Streaming
NEC has developed MPEG-4 compliant audio software that it claims can decode sound files in real time. The software is designed for use with Internet audio broadcasts. NEC, in a statement, said it expects its decoding technology to be part of the final specification for MPEG-4. Encoding software should be completed by year's end.