Linked by Adam S on Mon 1st Feb 2010 18:19 UTC
Podcasts Back in August of 2009, the OSnews team spent 3 full hours discussing Apple. In the course of discussion, we spent some time talking about the then-mythical "Apple Tablet." So, 5 months later, how did we do? Were we accurate in our predictions? How did you envision the Tablet, long before the nonsensically named "iPad" became a reality? This clip, which I've called "Episode 20.x" and inserted into cannon retroactively, is pulled, unaltered, from the original podcast.
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RE[3]: Ogg Vorbis?
by StephenBeDoper on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 18:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ogg Vorbis?"
StephenBeDoper
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It’s down to workload, that’s all. Creating an OGGcast increases our workload at the moment, and that’s not an option. If we can do transcoding on the server side, then I’d be happy to include OGG files.


I'm no Ogg fanboy, but how much would that really increase the workload? I did a quick test, starting the download of them the MP3 right after hitting the reply button - and the conversion just finished as I type this. That's maybe 5 minutes effort, including the time necessary to upload and link to the file.

I also find that justification a little odd in light of your vocal opposition to Flash; developers who use Flash for video delivery could give the exact same justification, and it would arguably be more applicable/valid in that context (outputting two versions of the same video increases the workload much more than doing the same with an audio file of comparable length).

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