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[2]: Ogg Vorbis?
by Kroc on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 07:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Ogg Vorbis?"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

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. We will get there when we get there, please be patient.

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RE[3]: Ogg Vorbis?
by darknexus on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 15:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Ogg Vorbis?"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Funny, but I can't shake how very similar that statement is to some of the reasons put out by big companies to stay with H.264. How exactly does creating an ogg file greatly increase your work load? It's simple enough to transcode and it's not as though it takes that long. Better yet just save as aiff (you use Garageband) and make an mp3 and an ogg from the same source material.

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RE[4]: Ogg Vorbis?
by Kroc on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 15:51 in reply to "RE[3]: Ogg Vorbis?"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Because unlike companies I’m not being paid to do this and my time is extremely limited. I work an insane amount of hours sometimes and I spend my day off doing the podcast. Uploading the files is slow, and using the back end to write and publish the podcast is also slow and clumsy. Producing an OGG alternative would add an hour to the turnaround time, and I’m not willing to add that when there simply isn’t the practical demand yet (I’ve yet to hear someone who physically has no access to any device capable of playing MP3), and that I will get the server to transcode and publish OGG with the OSn5 rewrite.

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RE[3]: Ogg Vorbis?
by StephenBeDoper on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 18:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Ogg Vorbis?"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

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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