[linux-audio-user] ogg for Windows made really easy

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sun Jan 15 17:06:36 EST 2006


On Sunday 15 January 2006 16:57, Cesare Marilungo wrote:
>Lee Revell wrote:
>>On Sun, 2006-01-15 at 19:08 +0000, guy wrote:
>>>Hi
>>>
>>>I have read several comments about ogg format & Windoze & want to
>>>highlight what seems a very well kept secret.  There is a brilliant
>>> & tiny (592kb!) open source media player for Windoze called
>>> coolplayer. It runs straight from the binary
>>>without need for installation.  If you want to stick to an open
>>> music format it is very easy for anyone to obtain. The bottom line
>>> is folks, anyone can easily & freely have a means of playing ogg
>>> files on a windoze box.
>>>
>>>The url is http://coolplayer.sourceforge.net/ & the zip file
>>> download is only 318kb.
>>>
>>>Hope you do not feel this is OT as it concerns sharing music in an
>>> open format.
>>
>>Personally I think it's a losing battle to ask Windows users to use
>>anything but WMP.  Like it or not MP3 is the standard.  We need to
>> make MP3 "Just Work" on Linux.
>>
>>MP3 is not a "closed format" it just has some patent issues (which
>> may not be issues at all).
>
>http://www.mp3licensing.com/royalty/emd.html
>
>http://www.mp3licensing.com/royalty/software.html

Interesting.  Maybe someone has convinced them that there is profit in 
mass production.  For a barebones license 5+ years ago, it was $25k 
they were asking.  They obviously still don't want to deal in tensies 
though.

Thanks for the links.

>>I find it amusing that so many people who won't use MP3 due to its
>>"encumbrance" will happily run the proprietary Nvidia driver...
>>
>>Lee
>
>c.
>www.cesaremarilungo.com

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