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"...'Ogg' is a wrapper that ties together 'Theora' encoded video and 'Vorbis' encoded sound. Together, Ogg Theora+Vorbis give users a way to see movies on your computer. Ogg Vorbis+Theora are not known to be encumbered by any patents (the only applicable patent on Theora’s predecessor, called 'VP3', was licensed for everyone to use in any way they want).
Music fans, recording artists, journalists, the RIAA, and digital rights activists have at least one thing in common right now. I’m speaking of the intense interests some people from each group have in the outcome of Radiohead’s recent experiment in business models for musicians, of course.
It looks as if the great experiment by Radiohead to see how much fans would pay for a new album if left to value it for themselves, pay what it is worth if you like, has misfired. Apparently 60 percent of downloaders decided it was worth, well, nothing at all in fact.
Recently I have started to mess around with the Vorbis audio codec, commonly found within the Ogg media container. Unlike Theora, which I had also experimented with but won’t post the results for fear of a backlash, I must say I am rather impressed with Vorbis.
Sighttpd is an HTTP streaming server designed for distributing realtime input. It is particularly useful for making camera streams available to multiple clients, and has been designed for embedded systems use. This release adds a module for streaming Ogg Vorbis from standard input.
When I read that Radio New Zealand had just decided to start adding Ogg Vorbis files to their online offerings, I was curious. How do folks make such decisions? I surely wish everyone would do what Radio New Zealand has just done.
Xiph.Org announces the release of libao-1.0.0, libvorbis-1.3.1 and
vorbis-tools-1.4.0. This is a coordinated update of the audio
libraries and tools to deploy improved surround-sound support across
the libraries and toolchain. All those releases have huge quantity of fixes and improvements.