"Over the past several months, I have been reading a little
about Ogg Vorbis, a new audio encoding format. I was especially
interested because the technology is patent-free, the code is open
source, plugins for various popular audio players are available,
and now the library code has been changed to use the BSD license. I
was also interested because it is a free streaming solution with
code available for Windows, Macintosh OS, BEOS, OS/2 and, of
course, Unix-type systems -- and I was generally dissatisfied with
my Real and MPEG player experiences."
"This article shares my experiences with building an Ogg
Vorbis player, converting MP3s to Ogg Vorbis format, and then
creating audio files from my music CDs."