RealNetworks to support MPEG-4

Interesting to see RealNetworks are going to support MPEG-4. As long as it’s going to be open standards MPEG-4, not the proprietary version Microsoft uses, this is good for the electronic video delivery generally. This could also be interpreted that Real aren’t that concerned about their format any more. As long as people view it though their player and through their subscription service (RealOne) – they’ll be happy. Gives added weight to the perception of a major shift in their business, which has been happening for a while.