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Jason
2005-03-14, 21:57
That's kind of the whole point. There are lots of geeks out there who are
devotees to format X, Y or Z (Monkey Lossless comes to mind) but it's just
not practical for Slim to develop support for another portable format on the
server and clients when there is already support for a totally accepteable
lossy format (MP3) and support for the emerging defacto standard in lossless
(FLAC).

> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of
> Jack Coates
> Sent: Monday, March 14, 2005 8:53 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] OGG VORBIS Support in Firmware
>
> Michael Peters wrote:
> > On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 18:33:08 +0100, Christian Pernegger
> > <pernegger (AT) hotmail (DOT) com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Don't get me wrong, I like .ogg - I just see no point in
> implementing
> >>a portable format directly on the squeezebox.
> >
> >
> > I do.
> > If it used could use ogg for streaming lossy format, there
> is a better
> > chance that it would be accepted in Linux distros on the
> installation
> > CD with hackers from the distribution adding cool features (like a
> > gstreamer client etc.)
> >
>
> that's very nice, but you still haven't explained why Slim
> Devices, Incorporated should be implementing it in their
> hardware and firmware.
>
> More format support is cool and kind of handy, and I
> certainly appreciate why Ogg is "better." Unfortunately, it's
> the same sort of "better" that Beta enjoyed over VHS, and
> consequently in actual fact the only ogg's I have are the few
> I ripped while experimenting. I'm glad that my iRiver and
> Slimserver still play them at all, and I don't really care if
> they're more or less efficient in doing so.
> --
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