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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: GT 2003 talks: audio only example, please test ogg version
Date Wed, 12 Nov 2003 07:31:16 GMT
Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
>  Antonio Gallardo a écrit :
> > ...I would prefer ogg because MP3 has copyright issues.
> Ok, I have prepared an ogg version of the example, please test on your 
> platforms:
> I've tested it on macosx with ITunes and ogg plugin, plays ok, title 
> and copyright are shown in the info fields.

Yes it is fine here on Linux with various software:
xine, mplayer, noatun, xmms.

> To me it sounds worse than the mp3 version (which is about the same 
> size), but is still understandable.

Well i could not tell the difference.

> Encoding was done as follows:
> oggenc -q1 -M16 --downmix --resample 8000 \
> -t "Cocoon GT 2003, Steven Noels, introduction" \
> -a "Copyright (C) 2003, Apache Software Foundation" \
> 00-introduction.wav
> What do people think then, do we want to publish both mp3 and ogg (I 
> can easily do both once I get going), or just ogg?

I think just ogg, as long as it works for everyone.

> Also, do we have to ask before distributing this on the ASF mirrors? 
> The whole low-fi audio files should take about 60 MB per format.

I reckon just-do-it. The video was the problem and infrastructure
was okay with that.


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