Linked by David Adams on Tue 27th Jul 2010 07:35 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Linux Some people hate the idea of adding proprietary software to their desktop Linux. For these people, there are Linux distributions such as gNewSense that use only free software. For the rest of us, who use distributions such as Fedora, openSUSE and Ubuntu, there are times we either want to, or feel forced to, add proprietary programs such as Adobe Flash or Skype or the ability to play proprietary audio and video formats such as MP3 or commercial DVDs to your Linux desktop. Here's how to do it.
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RE[4]: D'oh!
by Rahul on Wed 28th Jul 2010 07:49 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: D'oh!"
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Your requirements are not feasible. MP3 is a lossy format. Conversion from one lossy format to another is just going to result in bad quality. This cannot be fixed. Vorbis is open and patent unencumbered and superior audio format and part of WebM.

Adoption is lead by popular usage. Youtube's usage of WebM guarantees that it can succeed in the market.

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