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OSNews, Generic OSes We fought you off for as long as possible, but in the end we had to give in :) What decided it was that OSnews is not a mainstream source of news like Engadget or even sites where they actually employ people, we are not an entity like AOL that fails to grasp the reality of the web today and the issues surrounding the technology landscape. We have the technical background, and the community to boot to know that when we criticise others, we had better be doing the right thing ourselves. Get the feed here.
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RE[6]: Thanks
by miles on Wed 17th Feb 2010 22:13 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Thanks"
miles
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Ok, so basically you OSNEWS staff can both pat yourselves on the back for being such a good example providing an OGG version, while at the same time discouraging others sites to do so by complaining how it increases your workload by 100%... but when explained how it doesn't have to be so you're just calling that the Inquisition?

Offering 20 different files format doesn't increase anybody's workload by 100% nor 1900% - if you choose to look at the upload bar for one hour, it's your personal choice. However, if you then whine about your martyrdom for free format's cause, don't you expect to be called out on it?

As for the lack of GUI tools for editing OGG, first it wouldn't save you any time if they did exist (using Audacity I spend more time in the menus switching the format to export than just typing the few letters the command takes in a CLI -- ever heard of auto completion?), second they do exist at least for Windows and Linux, and you probably just don't know them yet for OSX.

Note: I could care less for OGG or MP3. When talking about lossy formats for music, it makes sense to use AAC or OGG, but for a podcast anything would actually do the job. In this day and age, where we're supposed to have learnt how computers can save ourselves time for fastidious tasks though, I can't fathom how one could pretend that exporting audio in different formats increases his workload by 100%.

Edited 2010-02-17 22:17 UTC

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