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of course there's a difference, but if you're not audio-phreak, you shouldn't care too much(anyway, if were ARE audiaphreak, you wouldn't be messing around with compressed formats). i have everything in mp3's ('cause of portable mp3-cd player) and i have no intention to move to ogg...
everyone is talking about some new dvd audio format, but, for me, mp3 rules!
wma's have 10kb more or less than mp3 - it's practically the same thing...i've got mdk9.1 and it "plays" mp3 normally (i think). it's "plays" because i'm still messing around with my sound card drivers, can't here a beep coming out my comp...do you happen to know how to create a sound device file - should be something with /dev/MAKEDEV but i have no idea what
There is one fundamental difference between mp3 and ogg. ogg is a completely open standard.
Remember that post-install install you had to od in RH9 to get mp3's to play (I guess deathspawner won't remember this) - well, that's due to the codec of mp3 not being open. RH is nervous about distributing these codecs, so it doesn't. Who do you think is making them nervous?
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changeing mp3 s to wont make you any good you wont have a better file at the the end anyway ogg folks claim that ogg is better than mp3 but converting mp3 to ogg is useless. and some one already mentioned you if you dont have good sound system you can not feel the diffrence anyway
As many have said, mp3 format is not free. I am trying to make some small games for Linux (remakes) for years (still could not finish one), and mp3 should be great to use in a game, but as far as I know, if you distribute your game with mp3 format to the effects/music you have to pay a lot of fees to the ones who has the copyright of this format. It's amazing how simple things (formats as jpg, mp3) can be copyrighted. So, if you have a lot of mp3's and keep downloading / making mp3's, don't ever bother... however, think twice before release anything. Fonts, images formats, audio formats, video formats, source codes, libraries... there're so much to worry about that sometimes I really wonder if you can make something and release it without later a lawyer knock at your door with a huge bill...
Last edited by Mega Man X; 10-03-2003 at 01:11 PM.
jpeg, and mp3 are not simple. They where difficult to create. I beleive the jpeg patent ran out earlier this year, but I've never heard of it beeing enforced.
It takes a lot of effort to make a reliable, and good, file encoding. Look at the effort that went into making ogg, and that's going into making the video-cousin of ogg. (who's name I can't really recall)