Mediafour, a cross-platform solutions developer, is looking to bring Windows compatibility to Apple's recently-launched digital MP3 player, iPod.

The solution is called Xpod, and is intended to make the product compatible with Windows Me, Windows 98, NT 4.0 and Windows XP.

The company is preparing to release a public beta of the software. Potential beta testers require access to an £349 iPod and a PC with a FireWire port. The company has opened its books for potential beta testers to sign-up to test the solution.

When iPod was launched, Apple CEO Steve Jobs revealed that the company plans to create a solution to bring iPod to Windows.