Glide service lets Windows Media work on iPhone

Glide Mobile has announced that its transcoding service now enables iPhone users to watch Windows Media-encoded video and listen to Windows Media audio files.

Video formats supported currently by Glide Mobile for the iPhone include .wmv, .mpg, .mpeg, .avi, .divx, .mov, .mp4 and .3gp. Glide also supports audio formats for the iPhone including .wma .wav, .au, .mp3, .m4a, .aiff, .aac and .ac3.

Glide Mobile provides a way for you to synchronize your computer's content online and share it with your phone. It works with many different phone models beside the iPhone, and handles transcoding to different formats and at different bit rates optimized for your phone's data transmission speeds. All of the new supported formats include versions optimized both for AT&T's EDGE network and Wi-Fi.

Beside Windows Media audio and video files, Glide Mobile works with dozens of different document formats, making it possible to share Office files, presentation documents, digital images, iTunes music and much more with your cell phone. You also have detailed control over user access rights, so you can open your synced documents to other users, or only allow access to certain files for a certain period of time or a certain number of hits.

The software also supports synchronization with Mac OSX's Address Book application, Thunderbird and more.

Glide Mobile is free for the first 2GB of storage. After that it's $49.95 for an additional 10GB.

This story, "Glide service lets Windows Media work on iPhone" was originally published by Macworld.

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