>>>>> "kl" == kevin lyda <kevin at suberic.net> writes:
kl> somehow i still feel as if i failed though. i tried to start
kl> a thread that might help people with using the ogg-vorbis
kl> format (as i learned it myself) and yet somehow managed to
kl> start a distribution pissing contest and a discussion of folk
Such is life. Such is the Internet. Long may it reign!
kl> has anyone tried the vorbis tools? does anyone who *is* an
kl> audiophile have an opinion on the two formats? also, i have a
kl> diamond rio 500, is it stuck playing mp3's, or is there a way
kl> to play other formats? what about other players? has anyone
kl> set up a home audio system with linux?
I've been using Ogg Vorbis for all my music playback since sometime in
January. I think it was Nick pointing out that the tools were in
unstable that spurred me into trying it out.
I'm not an audiophile, but I find that Vorbis sounds a tad better than
MP3 at roughly equivalent bitrates . You can't really compare
directly because Vorbis is inherently VBR with a specified ceiling,
whereas it's an option with MP3.
The best reason of all for using Ogg Vorbis, however, is that it is
not encumbered by patents.
I always mention if a package is in Debian because it's what I use and
because giving that information is a lot more specific than saying
"there's an RPM available". Saying "apt-get install foo" is
synonymous with saying "It's in Debian", not instructions as such.
"Pity has no place at my table."
-- Dr Hannibal Lecter
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