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    Favourite Linux Music Player
    Submitted by xm on Sunday, April 20, 2003 – 18:04

    76% (2165 votes)
    9% (244 votes)
    3% (91 votes)
    5% (136 votes)
    4% (123 votes)
    4% (101 votes)

    Total votes: 2860
    17 comments · voting form

    The future’s bright, the future’s ogg
    Submitted by zx64 on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 – 01:35
    MultimediaRedHat has removed all software that contains an MP3 decoder from their pre-release distributions in response to a report in their Bugzilla that the MP3 decoder is also patented and usable only on a for-fee basis. Thompson Multimedia‘s licensing for MP3 states that royalties of at least $0.75 per unit must be paid, although this seems to have been the situation since May 2001. Encoders have even steeper rates: $5 per unit (or $2.50 for just a license to use the patent).
    Category: News 37 comments · read more

    DeMuDI tangos with AGNULA
    Submitted by robster on Tuesday, July 23, 2002 – 23:16
    MultimediaDeMuDi which has remained apparently dormant for rather a long time has reappeared as part of the A GNU/Linux Audio Distribution (AGNULA), an EU funded project.

    Oh and this is a great oppurtunity for us to show off our new Multimedia topic icon =)

    Category: News 0 comments

    Ogg Vorbis 1.0 released!
    Submitted by robot101 on Friday, July 19, 2002 – 22:12
    MultimediaEarlier today xiph.org announced their release of the 1.0 version of the Vorbis audio codec. For those who have been paying absolutely no attention recently, MP3 is evil and patent-encumbered (explaining lack of encoders in Debian) so we’re all very happy to see Vorbis releasing. The codec is patent-free and BSD licensed (with RMS’s approval – for maximum dissemination) and the rest of the tools GPL’d.

    The Debian maintainer, Chris Cheney (calc) prepared debs at the same time as the upstream release, but the libvorbis0 library is languishing in incoming awaiting the attention of the FTP masters (they may be busy with something else). Meanwhile you can get all the debs here.

    Category: News 16 comments

    I can hear clearly…
    Submitted by stootles on Friday, June 14, 2002 – 17:28
    MultimediaThere are many solutions to the provision on sound in Debian, ALSA, OSS, esound, NAS to name the most popular. However each has its own merits and capabilities, software mixing in esd versus hardware with ALSA. Everybody has different needs and different preferences. So which do you use and why? And if Debian were to have a ‘default’ solution which would you choose?
    Category: Q & A 27 comments


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