Microsoft revealed some of the media features of Windows Vista:
Microsoft claimed that inventions it's pumping into Vista will make it a good choice for content creation, delivery and playback.
How so? It said it will release a multimedia API giving application isolation with re-usable components which support low latency audio processing as well as Direct X video acceleration for hardware.
Content creators have told Microsoft they want an OS that can perform without going blue, and the Vole claims that Vista will raise priorities for audio and video processes that is more resilient to glitches.
The OS will include 32-bit floating point by default, allowing higher quality digital signal processing. It will allow specific apps to transmit content through particular devices, so you don't hear that irritating pinging noise from your email while you're listening to a Mozart violin concerto, or you want to listen to Steve Ballmer whispering sweet nothings into your ear while watching the Rolling Stones playing I Can't get no Satisfaction.