View Full Version : OGG VORBIS Support in Firmware

Christian Pernegger
2005-03-15, 03:42
> > 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.)

There are Linux distros that ship without vorbis packages? Anyway, what does
that have to do with the Squeezebox? Porting a decoder to the sb2's
architecture requires work, whereas you can use the well-tested and
optimized "official" binaries on your server.

But there's one thing I just noticed: STREAMING. If by that you mean seeking
support for the various server decoded formats, I'm all for it but that
hopefully doesn't require a full decoder.