[linux-elitists] Fwd: [vorbis] tremor relicensed as BSD
Thu Sep 5 01:41:55 PDT 2002
commence Ben Finney quotation:
> On Tue, 03 Sep 2002 15:46:16 +0100, Sean Neakums <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Hardware companies how have one less excuse for implementing Vorbis in
>> their products.
I didn't say that; it was part of the message I forwarded.
> Now they only have the excuse of "We don't actually employ anyone in
> engineering anymore, and have no money to put into making new chips
> if we did".
> Sadly, I don't expect hardware companies to start making Ogg-enabled
> players until they shift their stock of MP3 players that nobody's
> buying. To which I say "tough titty, you should have made 'em
> user-expandable then I could buy one and add Ogg support myself".
Most MP3 players seem to use commodity decoder chips rather than
software running on a general-purpose CPU. I expect that a commodity
Vorbis decoder chip is required before we will see decently-priced
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