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Re: Audio CD questions

On Wednesday 18 June 2003 11:50, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2003 at 09:41:23AM +0300, Aryan Ameri wrote:
> > If you care about patents, or if you never intend to listen to
> > these files anywhere other than your computer, go with ogg. if not,
> > mp3 is the only viable soloution.
> Why does everybody say this?  Pretty much everything out there can
> play ogg, major exception being Windows Media Player (surprise,
> surprise), and even it can play it with a plugin.
> The Sharp SL-5500 Linux based PDA can play Ogg Vorbis.
> The Neuros MP3 player can play Ogg Vorbis as well.  ($229 and up,
> http://www.neurosaudio.com/)
> There's probably others, but that's what I found in a 30 second
> Google session...

Are there portable ogg players available in the market? You bet ! But 
major ones, do not play it. Creative Nomad (which I have) doesn't play 
it. Same with Apple iPod. Same with the Sony media Juke box that I have 
(It plays Audio CD, Video CD, and mp3). Same with nearly 90% of the 
devices out there. Beleive me, I can easily find URL of portable audio 
manufacturers that can not play ogg.

As much as I would like to see ogg succeed, I think it would never make 
heavy inroads into the market. It will always perhaps remain something 
like PNG, a niche for nerds.

To the OP, didn't I warn you that asking about favorite file format is a 
good way to start a flame war? ;-)


/* You can always count on Americans to do the 
right thing; - after they've tried everything else.
 			 Winston Churchill */
Aryan Ameri

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