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The STR3EM Team Launches Compact Disc Preservation File Format Powered By Wikipedia. February 1, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.

New York — The STR3EM Team, a subsidiary of LAMbCast Ltd, today announces the availability of the WikiCD format for the digital preservation of Compact Disc titles.

For the past 10 years, music has experience a rapid shift to internet based fulfillment based around lossy audio codecs which trades convenience for sound quality. As the popularity of physical media continues to decline, consumers of retail CDs are using multiple file based solutions in an attempt to preserve retail level quality of their music. Compressed solutions such as Flac and WMA Lossless has been employed for years by music purist, but many have demanded a way to archive the contents of their CDs in an uncompressed manner without the need to manage multiple files as part of an album.

To meet this demand, The STR3EM Team developed the WikiCD format.

The WikiCD format was designed to offer users an easy way to back up 1:1 clone copies of their CD collection playable from a single file. By adding the capability to embed a Wikipedia.org webpage along with the archived CD title, users are relieved from scanning liner note artwork as part of jewel case CD packaging. In comparison to Apple’s iTunesLP, WikiCD allows users to preserve retail quality 16-bit 44.1Khz and high resolution 24-bit 96Khz audio. Just like a physical CD, WikiCD allow users to easily share titles with friends on USB drives and digital transfers.

The WikiCD authoring and playback tool is provided for free as part of the STR3EM desktop application. Please visit http://www.str3em.com for more information about WikiCD.

For more:


1. Death Of Discs And Why UltraViolet’s File Format Won’t Matter. | The STR3EM Team Blog - July 27, 2011

[…] designed a provision to deliver audio in our container format as well (See WikiCD format). To deliver the best options, STR3EM can deliver any kinds of audio based formats from compressed […]

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