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CNET News: Open-Source Audio Wins MP3 Player Support

Feb 25, 2003, 15:00 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Borland)

"Open-source audio technology Ogg Vorbis will get its first official entrée into a commercial portable MP3 player next month.

"Digital Innovations is set to release its Neuros Digital Audio Computer in March. The device, which will also support connections with Linux-based computers, may be the most open source-friendly MP3 player yet released on the market. Emmett Plant, chief executive of the Xiph Foundation, the team behind the Ogg Vorbis format, said he signed the deal with Digital Innovations last weekend.

"This means Linux interoperability for a portable player that's supported by the manufacturer, not an after-market hack supported by some guy in Johannesburg with a dial-up connection and a copy of Emacs,' Plant said in a letter posted on the Ogg Vorbis Web site..."

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