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Ogg sucks
Authored by: jfulton on Dec 11, '02 09:36:00AM

I see that you would encode your music in the popular, but patent encumbered,
mp3 format. May I suggest the patent-free Ogg Vorbis format, encoders and
players for which are available for all major operating systems:

http://www.xiph.org/ogg/vorbis/index.html

Software patents are a great danger to everyone's ability to create,
use, and share software. For further reading on this topic, I suggest
this transcript:

http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/stallman-patents.html

it's also available as an audio recording:

http://audio-video.gnu.org/audio/rms-speech-cambridgeuni-england2002.ogg

If you are concerned that by encoding music in Ogg Vorbis format, you
won't be able to share with others, note that by tacitly encouraging
the use of software patents, you're promoting a future where nobody
will be able to share anything on a computer:

http://cryptome.org/ms-drm-os2.htm



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