Kuro5hin.org: The Trouble with Vorbis
Apr 26, 2002, 16:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Leslie)
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"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..."