Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 15th Aug 2006 23:21 UTC
Multimedia, AV RealNetworks will release open-source software this year that will let Linux computers play Windows Media files legally. The media delivery software company and Novell made the announcement at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. Novell said it will include the tool in its Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 in the fourth quarter.
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Tron
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2005-07-07

Agreed, surely it won't cost the manufacturers (of mp3 players) anything to include these 2 codecs with their offerings?

Not quite true. Vorbis takes more processor power to play than an equivalent mp3. Unless a more powerful and more expensive chip is used, portable players simply don't have the ability to play ogg.

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hal2k1 Member since:
2005-11-11

//Vorbis takes more processor power to play than an equivalent mp3. Unless a more powerful and more expensive chip is used, portable players simply don't have the ability to play ogg.//

So far this is just an unsupported allegation. Evidence please.

There are a multitude of players that do include the ability to play ogg vorbis files.

I have yet to see any evidence at all to indicate that these players necessarily consume more power than others that don not support ogg vorbis files.

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