[CrackMonkey] Vorbis to replace MP3 on Windows XP!
ben at mepotelco.net
Thu Apr 12 14:40:15 PDT 2001
Monkey Master wrote:
> Some other reasons why teh mp3->vorbis thing isn't as simple
> as gif->png:
> 1: both mp3 and vorbis are lossy, so doing a conversion from
> one to another is not as simple as the gif2png stuff.
There shouldn't be anything lost in the conversion, though, as ov is a
better codec. If someone would just make a free drag and drop converter
for Windows and MacOS that just converted and kept the quality the same
and the bitrate the same, it'd help a lot.
> 2: the gif to png conversion was largely taken on by system
> administrators and web monkeys. The MP3 to vorbis transition will
> have to convince thousands upon thousands of skr1pt k1ddi3z and
Somehow convince the k1ddi3s that ov is l33t, and convince Napster to
distribute .oggs just like .mp3s.
> 3: the software to view png was usually already in peoples'
> browsers. With vorbis, people largely have to download plug-ins and
> special software.
Not necessarily. Many programs are now including ov capabilities, and
many more could be convinced with minimal lobbying. That'd be the first
thing to do, so that when the Moen-hated "average user" downloads h'
first .ogg, they'd already have something that could play it.
> So, how do we get around these?
Shouldn't be too hard... if ov can be made to work the same or better
than mp3, and be just as invisible (in that the "average user" never has
to understand what the hell they are doing), then there will be no problem.
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