Ogg Vorbis, VP3 combine forces to compete with MPEG-4

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I just posted the article Ogg Vorbis, VP3 combine forces to compete with MPEG-4.

lore used our newssubmit to tell us that Ogg Vorbis and VP3 will combine their forces to make a free open source multimedia package that should be able to compete with the rather expensive MPEG-4…

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#2

Yeah, MPEG-4 is available in Quicktime 6, but what about licencing fees? I would take this little open-source package any day. Now all they have to do is something with DivX… streaming DivX, anyone?


#3

It’s great that they’re making a video codec now, but shouldn’t they concentrate on finishing Ogg Vorbis first? I’m still waiting for the final. :


#4

Just a few notes: Ogg, not Ogg Vorbis. Vorbis is an audio codec to be used in the Ogg container.

Ogg Vorbis and VP3 will combine their forces to make a free open source multimedia package that should be able to compete with the rather expensive MPEG-4 format.
They’re not so much teaming together as donating all the code.
while MPEG-4 is already available in Quicktime 6.0
And XviD, DivX, WMV, etc. I’m betting on XviD or Tarkin to be the codec of the future.


#5

Ogg Vorbis audio is great. Better sounding and smaller files. And it supports multiple channels and is free. I think they couldn’t do much more in final version. I encode my audioCDs into Ogg Vorbis from RC2 on and can just say: Goodbye MP3.