1. Who is Xaudio for?
The Xaudio SDK is for developers building multimedia
players, on-demand music distribution systems,
online streaming systems, video games, and embedded
2. What are the major benefits of working
- Multi-platform The Xaudio code runs
on more platforms than any of its competitors,
allowing you to build a player or playback capability
that has tremendous reach. And because the Xaudio
code is proven to be so portable, it does not
depend on the features of the OS.
- Easy to use easiest on the market,
makes developing easy
- Flexible, extremely fast, high quality MP3
- Robust and proven (across tens of millions
3. How much does it cost? What are the license
The Xaudio SDK is available immediately for
a one-time license fee of $25,000. This fee
covers the use of Xaudio for a single SKU across
multiple platforms. Each additional SKU based
on Xaudio requires an additional $10,000 license
fee. The code is provided on an "as-is"
basis. Technical support is available on a time
and materials basis from InterTrust Professional
Services. The evaluation license is free for
90 days; educational and academic use is free.
4. Who are its main competitors?
DirectShow and QuickTime are Xaudio's primary
5. Who uses it?
Many high profile, widely distributed players
are based on Xaudio, including MusicMatch, RioPort,
Mjuice, and empeg-car. Between these and many
other Xaudio-based players, the Xaudio software
is embedded in tens of millions of audio and
6. What is Rights|Audio?
Rights|Audio is a secure, tamper resistant
media plug-in and development kit that provides
InterTrust's robust DRM capabilities on top
of Xaudio. It includes support for InterTrust
compatible file formats and codecs, such as
AAC, MP3, and MP3Pro. The XM-Audio components
are MetaTrust-Certified and can be integrated
directly into media player applications.
7. What if it is not available on a platform
I am using?
If the platform you wish to support is not
listed in the table above, please contact InterTrust
Professional Services at Xaudio@intertrust.com
to discuss possible options.