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Kuro5hin.org: The Trouble with Vorbis

Apr 26, 2002, 16:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Leslie)

"I am the author of MAD, a fixed-point MPEG audio decoder library currently used by many software applications. I implemented MAD from scratch using the specification contained in the official ISO/IEC standards documents.

"For some time I have been asked and have wanted to write a similar library for Ogg Vorbis, but as I will explain, for all practical purposes this is currently impossible. While I am very interested in supporting Vorbis, I am held back by the current state of affairs. I believe I am not alone; the present situation is unnecessarily delaying the acceptance of Vorbis, and I think the strategy for Vorbis advocacy needs to be reexamined..."

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