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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: literfairy
2005-03-08 03:58 am (UTC)
Actually, I can blame lj. I have a paid account, and I believe lj should provide a phone post format that can be played by a stable player.
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[User Picture]From: kangetsuhime
2005-03-08 06:50 am (UTC)
I have a paid account and believe that LJ should never have given up codes. What's your point.

Winamp IS stable. And as said above, there are plugins available to let windows media player play .ogg.

If the file format playing in winamp and WMP doesn't satisfy you, then the LJ team would be perfectly justified in laughing and telling you to shove your money where the sun don't shine.

Why is there always *one* that *has* to be difficult.
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[User Picture]From: gleef
2005-03-08 06:31 pm (UTC)
iTunes has a free plugin to play .ogg files too: http://members.optusnet.com.au/lbramsay/misc/itunes-ogg.html
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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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