September 23rd, 1999
|[11:15 AM] Rio's Selection Of SoundJam MP Brings Mac Compatibility To Portable MP3 Player
Casady & Green have announced that their SoundJam MP MP3 player/encoder application has been chosen by RioPort Inc. as the software "heart" for the new Rio 500. The Diamond Rio was among the first portable MP3 players, helping popularize the CD quality, compressed music format. However, early versions lacked Macintosh support. The Rio 500 will be Macintosh compatible. According to Casady & Green:
The Mac Observer Spin: The release of a Macintosh friendly version of the popular Rio MP3 player is long overdue. Teaming with an industry powerhouse like Casady & Green practically guarantees the success of this product, and moves to secure the Macintosh's presence in the exploding MP3 market.