Re: XMMS and the new MP3 patent terms
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On Wed, Aug 28, 2002 at 09:55:29AM -0400, Derrick 'dman' Hudson wrote:
> The point was that even then, you would need to travel to China to
> _use_ it legally. The (former) non-US stuff was totally legal to
> _use_ in any country. It doesn't matter where the server is for the
> MP3 codec, you can't _use_ it in your country without forking over the
Oh, I see. It's worse than I imagined.
> The real question is what is the best way to convert an mp3 to ogg?
> If the masses ditch mp3 for ogg, then Fraunhofer won't get anything
> out of this mess and the masses won't be encumbered by them.
Furthermore, as losslessly as possible. Yes, yes, I realise going
from one encoding to the other there's some unavoidable lossage, but
realistically, how easily can this be done without noticably losing quality?
> PS. Paul, thanks for quoting the useful part of /. in your original
> posting. I found it really convenient to just stay in my mail
> reader rather than browsing to /. to read it.
No problem, I usually try to quote relavent portions of web pages when
posting about them.
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