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RealAudio is a proprietary audio format developed by RealNetworks and first released in 1995. It uses a variety of audio codecs, ranging from low-bitrate formats that can be used over dialup modems, to high-fidelity formats for music. It can also be used as a streaming audio format, that is played at the same time as it is downloaded. In the past, many internet radio stations used RealAudio to stream their programming over the internet in real time. In recent years, however, the format has become less common and has given way to more popular audio formats. RealAudio was heavily used by the BBC websites until 2009, though due to its declining use, only BBC World Service is still available in this format. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: RealAudio)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'real audio': 2 (0.1% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'real audio' across all Ariadne articles: 2
  • Average number of references to 'real audio' per Ariadne article: 1.00
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'real audio': 1997-05
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Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'real audio':

  1. catherine herman (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. dave thompson (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. indra kurzeme (see articles on this topic by this author)

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A Pragmatic Approach to Preferred File Formats for Acquisition

Dave Thompson sets out the pragmatic approach to preferred file formats for long-term preservation used at the Wellcome Library.

April 2010, issue63, feature article

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by Dr. Radut