Ogg Vorbis RC3 released

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The developers of Ogg Vorbis, THE open-source music compression format that should take over the world (someday) have released Release Candidate 3 of their format.

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Excellent quality, you have try it with “oggenc -q 4”, it’s amazing, Ican’t tell the difference between 128kbps and 192 kbps :d . BTW, a friendlier version of oggdrop (called BQoggdrop) can be found at http://www.inf.ufpr.br/~rja00/

Typical. The linux community sees a niche that is alreay filled by a product or format, then tries to force a shoddy, open source alternative down people’s throats. There’s already mp3s! Nobody wants ogg, and only the hardcoce uber linux zealots are going to bother to swith!

Excellent. Ogg Vorbis rules! And for the info, it is quize a bit more advanced than MP3s. Streaming is supported, it is opensourced so no evil corporation can demand mony for it’s use. Well read the FAQ that is on http://www.vorbis.com/faq.psp

I don’t know much about ogg. I’m stick with mp3 since the beginning. I wish someone will code a format truly multiple channel like some cd has but like AudioDVD and SaCD have. This is real music and thats what I want. Unfortunatly, most of ppl enjoy listening music with their cheap sound system and cheap speakers because thats the best they hear in their life. Unfortunatly, when you compress audio, you lose A LOT of quality and even the multiple channels that offer some good cd that been engineered by freaking good sound engineer. oh well if someone know any format like mp3,mp3pro,vqf, ogg, etc that are multiple channels, just tell me :slight_smile:

Sulk, I guess we aren’t all audiophile elitiests or don’t have bat ears. We just listen to our music in stupid places like cars, or in the house on our crappy equipment.

I like ogg for 2 reasons: 1) mp3 encoders add silence at the end of the song, so when I try to burn songs that have no gap between them, I get a gap because of the mp3 encoding used. Ogg doesn’t insert silence. 2) The quality of an ogg file at 128kbits is far better than the quality of mp3 at 192kbps (I’m not an audiophile, I have cheaps speakers and headphones, but most mp3 at 128kbps irritate me because I listen to heavy metal which needs more bytes) BTW, ogg supports multiple channels

OGG-vorbis is completely free, MP3 ISN’T! Check http://www.mp3licensing.com/royalty if you don’t believe me. @sulk: At the bottom of http://www.xiph.org/ogg/vorbis/faq.html you’ll see that Vorbis does currently support greater than two channels

the default multichannel mapping in the 1.0 release supports up to 255 simultaneous channels

SaTaN, Lame is free. Lame is mp3.

Remember .GIF. .GIF files were free until UniSys chose to enforce their patents. Today everybody uses .PNG instead, which is an all-round better (and open) standard. Dolby went after the people who made freeware AAC audio codecs. Who knows when Fraunhofer and Thompson will start doing the same? All I’m missing is a portable .OGG player, and they are coming (Dadio 2.0 audio os, pocketzip player etc.).

hey fb- your wrong. no one is forcing you to use ogg. And remember the only reason that mp3 is any good is because of the hard working open source developers that made lame (tests have proven that it is the only mp3 encoder that dosen’t suck). So don’t diss people who make kick ass software that you can use without paying a nickle. by the way ogg is sweeet.

hey fb- your wrong. no one is forcing you to use ogg. And remember the only reason that mp3 is any good is because of the hard working open source developers that made lame (tests have proven that it is the only mp3 encoder that dosen’t suck). So don’t diss people who make kick ass software that you can use without paying a nickle. by the way ogg is sweeet.