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Media adapters going the way of PlaysForSure via Windows Media Connect

Ryan Block, @ryan
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We're sure a lot of people saw it coming that Microsoft's new PlaysForSure—their WMA DRM compatibility system—wouldn't be limited only to portable digital audio players (which, granted, is still its primary target). But being that there are still a ton of media adapters in living rooms the nation over, Microsoft's new Windows Media Connect spec is already now starting to take hold among home-networked media adapters and receivers to provide PlaysForSure compatibility; among the first to get the treatment (via firmware upgrade) are Roku's Soundbridge (no surprise there), the OmniFi DMS1, and the D-Link MediaLounge DSM-320. Expect to see this in a lot of devices in the future.

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