In Brief: Windows Media SDK released with portable player support

• A new Windows Media SDK supports copy protection with portable audio players. The Windows Media SDK contains documentation and software for developers who use Windows Media Technologies, Microsoft's solution for authoring and distributing copy-protected streaming audio and video. The most important part of this new release is the beta Windows Media Device Manager (WMDM), a software component that enables users to download audio to portable players while retaining copyright protection on the material. Previously, users could play only protected Windows Media audio on PCs.

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