Why were MP3 and WMA successful? Not XIPH?


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In consumer electronics, MP3 and WMA succeeded.
Transcend and Rockbox support wavesound, FLAC, OGG, AAC, AMR.
But most CD players and even DVD players just play MP3, some play WMA, they rarely play wavesound, and almost never XiPH formats.

How is that explainable?