Ok… here it is again… PLAY OGG’s…
I just read a pretty common dilema for new users “Illegal Codecs Put Me Off Linux”, The use of ILEGAL CODECS.I don’t intend to open the Pandora box all over again. I found pretty valid his position and it got me into this reflection.
How did the WMA (Windows media Audio??. I can’t remember the acronym anymore :P) got so relatively big. How did it happen?
Well it got big because it was the default format for recording on the default Media Player on the OS. and often I recorded and forgot to change the default format for recording… DUH!
When I first joined the Ubuntu crowd, back in the hoary days, Installing proprietary codecs was no easy task. but luckily for me I was not left defenseless. I learned I could use SOUNDJUICER to get my cd’s into sound files that my system new hoary OS would recognize. pretty neat. so if I was once stuck with the WMA by mistake… why not give OGG a chance…
then looking for a solution to all the mp3’s and WMA’s I already had on my computer. I found the Nifty MP32OGG on the repositories… I installed it and I was expecting some kick ass app with a nice GUI… better luck next time noobie… It was a command line app 😀 but it was easy to use. and I got a hang of it. I changed all my mp3’s to OGG’s just using this command 😀
or better yet
and I would get the new ogg thefile.ogg and the directory for the ogg’s
I felt like I could take on the world. I did a command line to do something that cool. 😀
Then it was the dilema again… would an Ipod play ogg’s… I said… NAH who needs an Ipod… I’ll buy an Icheapod :D.
This mp3 player… as cheap as it is … PLAYS OGG! although it does not say… so Imagine my surprise. 😀
OGG’s GOOD QUALITY AUDIO…
Then I learned OGG’s have GOOD Sound Quality (Test of sound files)… and I said.. WHAT! NO WAY!
Now the Morale of the story…
You are as FREE you want to be in this Free and Open Source World.
When thinking about audio you don’t HAVE TO install Ilegal codecs 😉
- “THE NIX MAN” nixternal for his awesome OGG set of mind 😀
- jono for kicking ass with Jokosher (Now I can edit audio and export on OGG’s :D)
- Mako for his always insightful look at the free music and free culture and His excepcional work at FSF.
- FSF for their Campaigning efforts.
- and to all the OGG listeners out there…
Inspiring as always
– ” Keep on Rocking in the Free World”