The MMP-1 In-Home Multimedia Platform

Shunichi Itoh, Multimedia Systems R & D Division, Hitachi, Ltd.
Shinji Otsuka, Information & Image Systems Division, Hitachi, Ltd.
Toshihiro Matsunaga, Hitachi Video and Information System, Inc.
Shinji Murakami, Hitachi Microsoftware Systems, Inc.


Compact disk read-only memory (CD-ROM), which evolved from Music CD, is now recognized as the media of choice for multimedia data distribution. This is due to its large data capacity (600 Mbyte) and low media cost.

The MMP-1 multimedia player is a high performance, low price in-home multimedia platform that supports Video CD, Photo CD, CD-Graphics, music CD, and video game CD-ROM. In the future, the player will be equipped with communications functions that will enable it to provide various multimedia services through telephone lines.

Hitachi is cooperating with SEGA ENTERPRISES, LTD., Victor Company of Japan, Limited, and YAMAHA CORP. to ensure a common platform for all applications.

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