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RealNetworks, which has been in a stout battle with Microsoft over whose software will be used online to play audio and video, said Monday that its latest server software will for the first time be able to stream programming encoded in its rival’s technologies.

The Helix Universal Server software also can transmit files encoded in Apple’s QuickTime format, and in many others, said Real chairman and chief executive Rob Glazer. He said the server software, at prices between $2,500 and $40,000, will allow more people to simultaneously watch a Webcast than Microsoft’s own software.

The announcement at a San Francisco press conference came days after Microsoft announced the new name and some other details about the latest version of its Internet streaming software, now skedded for an early September rollout with additional improvements in quality and file size.

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