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Authored by: edwardacarter on Jul 06, '04 04:37:31PM

Popular software players on other operating systems have supported Ogg Vorbis for a while.

Any version of Winamp released in the last several years has supported Ogg Vorbis by default. Windows Media Player still doesn't support it, perhaps, but that program sucks next to Winamp and no one uses it.

Recent versions of Red Hat Linux (whether it be Fedora or Enterprise Linux) have supported ONLY Ogg Vorbis by default, not mp3, due to patent issues with mp3.

I had two DVD-R's filled with Ogg Vorbis files I ripped myself that I'd use on Linux and Windows, and I got a new 12" PowerBook G4 in the mail on Wednesday (first Mac I've used since System 7.0.1 days), so this plugin has been quite useful for me.

The hardware support for Ogg has been lacking thus far because Ogg decoding is particularly floating-point heavy, I think. But maybe Apple will fix that problem with the next incarnation of iPod.



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