They Just Don’t Make Format Wars Like They Used To…

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By: Steve Vonder Haar

At the dawn of the online multimedia age in the late 1990s, analysts and reporters alike spilled plenty of ink discussing the relative merits of Real Networks’ Real Player in comparison with Microsoft’s NetShow software that ultimately paved the way to Microsoft’s Windows Media player.

In that narrowband era that would run through the year 2000, endless debates ensued on which player provided better quality and which software should be used most ...

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