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Windows Media 9 Series by Example by Nels Johnson

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Chapter 18

Standing in the Shadows of Motown: A WM9 Feature

I first got acquainted with Windows Media 9 Series at NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) 2002, in Las Vegas. At the Microsoft booth I saw what looked like a high-definition music video playing on a big plasma screen. Such presentations are common at NAB, but this was Microsoft—not yet a HD superpower.

After a WM9 update from a company spokesperson, I still couldn’t stop watching (and listening to) the show on their home theatre. This was the documentary, long in production, about the musicians (the Funk Brothers) responsible for the sound of Motown Records in ...

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