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Subject: Re: The future
From: Neon John (johngd_at_bellsouth.net)
Date: 2003-12-20


On Fri, 19 Dec 2003 17:12:35 +0100, Björn Stenberg <bjorn_at_haxx.se> wrote:

>This MP3 codec is available from Motorola on request. There is also a WMA decoder, but it requires a license from Microsoft so I think we should skip that and aim for Ogg Vorbis instead.

Does M$ really charge a royalty for WMA in freeware products? Even in M$
LunacyThink (TM) it's hard to imagine them limiting the distribution of the
WMA format within the freeware world.

I personally can't see wasting time on an inferior format like Ogg. Bitrate
for bitrate, imnsho,it sound like crap even compared to MP3. I see almost
nothing posted in ogg format. There are occasional wma posts. It would be
nice to be able to listen to them without conversion.

This looks like fabulous hardware. My offer is still open. I'll buy one for
an established developer if that will speed the porting of RockBox.

John

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John De Armond
johngdDONTYOUDARE_at_bellsouth.net
http://bellsouthpwp.net/j/o/johngd/
Cleveland, Occupied TN



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