WMP 9: Open and on Mac this Fall
A Reuters article reports that Microsoft will be opening the specifications for its Windows Media video format, allowing other companies to implement the technology. The video format was submitted for review by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers on Monday. This review process is reported to take 6-12 months.
By opening the specification, Microsoft could increase the adoption of Windows Media 9.
As previously reported, Microsoft is already working on bringing Windows Media Player 9 to Mac OS X. Beta News managed to get some commentary from a Microsoft representative who narrowed the target date for the OS X release to "sometime this fall".