[!CrackMonkey!] Ogg Vorbis vs. MP3 (was Re: on pigdog)
sneakums at zork.net
Sat Sep 28 17:46:02 PDT 2002
commence Shawn McMahon quotation:
> Neither accomplishes anything without the other. Ogg Vorbis is a
> curiosity unless there's hardware on the shelves and people are
> buying it.
I have a piece of hardware here that I use to (among other things)
transport and play back about twelve gigs of Ogg Vorbis files. It's
called a laptop. Perhaps you have heard of them.
> It's like the RFCs; you need both rough consensus AND working code, or
> you're wasting your time. MP3 has rough consensus and working code.
MP3 doesn't have rough consensus: it has a big licensing organisation
and a user base that has yet to be even offered a choice. A monopoly
is not a consensus.
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