CBC goes Ogg

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Not all bad news today. You might remember my post about two months back discussing how evil CBC is for switching to use WMP only. Well I take it all back. CBC is now doing testing of the Ogg Vorbis audio codec for their streaming radio. I'm writing them write now to thank them.

Ogg Vorbis is the open source equivalent of MP3, only it's better quality, supports more options, and isn't "patent challenged". By using open source software/codecs CBC gives much more power to it's llisteners to do what they wish with the radio stream. It's about time public companies started publicly using non-propriety, open source software.

For other linux users out there, it works right "out of the box" with XMMS, and I'm actually listening to it as I write this entry.

Thanks CBC, you're the man.

Peanut Gallery

is there ogg vorbis for mac

midge

is there ogg vorbis for mac or would i have to run it through the emulator?

there should be lots of

Scott Hadfield
hadfield

there should be lots of native players for mac. Probably a mozilla plugin as well. (I could even write you a player in python :-))

oooh! did i ever tell you

midge

oooh! did i ever tell you your my hero? ;-) cool, i'll have to check that stuff out later.