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Disk Space Upgrades [Mar. 7th, 2005|04:13 pm]
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From: _the_deuce_
2005-03-08 12:34 am (UTC)
Why use Ogg Vorbis?
Why Choose Ogg...?
(more...)

The short version: It's free, it's Free, it sounds better (subjective, I know), it's smaller, and it has a cool name. (Okay, I just threw that last one in there.)
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From: jaxygyrlie
2005-03-08 12:39 am (UTC)
It may sound better, but more people have access to media players which are mp3/wav compatible. It's just less user-friendly, I think. Also, I don't think the level of quality in an Ogg file wouldn't be appealing enough to offset the fact that it's annoying to find a program to play the file.
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[User Picture]From: kangetsuhime
2005-03-08 12:40 am (UTC)
I've found winamp plays it fine, and winamp is common and easy to get hold of o.O
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From: jaxygyrlie
2005-03-08 12:41 am (UTC)
Ah, see I don't have winamp. I have windows media or realplayer. I don't think either of those work, but I'll try winamp, thanks! :]
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[User Picture]From: foxx
2005-03-08 12:58 am (UTC)
Realplayer? Ewwww. Spyware. :(
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[User Picture]From: xoder
2005-03-08 01:20 am (UTC)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vorbis#Software

Has plugins for WMP and Quicktime. They say Real already does in current versions.
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From: zonneschijn
2005-03-08 05:05 pm (UTC)
I use JetAudio. It'll play just about anything. :)
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[User Picture]From: literfairy
2005-03-08 03:04 am (UTC)
Yeah, well, I don't want to put winamp on my mac.
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[User Picture]From: kangetsuhime
2005-03-08 03:27 am (UTC)
I wasn't saying you should. Though if winamp plays it, and you don't want to install winamp, there's really nobody to actually blame but... well, yourself really :)
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[User Picture]From: tbone
2005-03-08 12:46 am (UTC)
That's why they allow people to chose whether they want to record phone posts in ogg or wav. Of course, if your friend picks ogg and you can't play that, you're out of luck.
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[User Picture]From: clipdude
2005-03-08 12:59 am (UTC)
There is another factor, explained here:
We offer your phone posts as .ogg files because it doesn't cost us extra to do so.
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[User Picture]From: clipdude
2005-03-08 01:00 am (UTC)

errr...

Well, actually, that's not another factor, as the parent post mentioned it. I meant to write "another explanation".
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[User Picture]From: flashfire
2005-03-08 03:17 am (UTC)
If more people started using software that handled Ogg, then it'd become more popular.
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[User Picture]From: cantstopthedawn
2005-03-09 05:28 am (UTC)
Maybe it sounds better. But dude. This isn't a recording studio. The input device is a phone.
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From: _the_deuce_
2005-03-09 05:46 am (UTC)
Comparisons between Ogg Vorbis and other formats show that it is a strong performer at low(er) bitrates. (Actually, that's kind of what I meant.)

Assuming this to be true, (pulling numbers out of my ass) if you need 32kbps MP3 to reproduce phone-quality audio, you might only need 24kbps Ogg Vorbis.

This smaller file size handily translates into lower disk usage, lower bandwidth utilization, and quicker downloads for clients.
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