I wasn't sure I read this right. There are claims about OGG not being adopted by car radio manufactures etc because of a lack of a standard in decoding algos. http://ilx.wh3rd.net/thread.php?msgid=3218698is this bull dust?I'd like to know if there are larger manufactures that make OGG compatible car stereos. Like Kenwood, Sony, Panasonic, Philips, Blaupunkt, Pioneer etc...I want to support OGG.
I'd like to know if there are larger manufactures that make OGG compatible car stereos. Like Kenwood, Sony, Panasonic, Philips, Blaupunkt, Pioneer etc...
Annnnddd if we can believe this posting, there will be head units that can play Ogg Vorbis but can't play MP3.
Quote from: pepoluan on 24 August, 2006, 12:50:51 AMAnnnnddd if we can believe this posting, there will be head units that can play Ogg Vorbis but can't play MP3.Hmmm, interesting indeed!!
This guy's last posting here is even more incredible... he/she claimed that SanDisk/Sansa is also having MP3-licensing problems.Could this be... the dawn of the Age of Ogg Vorbis?
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I was really impressed when ogg vorbis plays in my DVD player Pioneer 585A. But it plays like movie w/o video, not as mp3 in audio mode But there is no any info about ogg (audio or video) support in spec, so it's possible more players silently support ogg then we know.
Anyway, check this out. Many manufacturers seems scared (or simply they don't know ?) to claim Vorbis compatibility for their players...
They could be afraid that supporting OGG may require open source code, which could lead to a host of problems when included in proprietary firmware.
In Germany, at the IFA consumer equipment show, some manufacturer's DAPs were confiscated because of MP3 licensing issues The Age of Vorbis indeed
Actually, a judge has now ruled that sandisk probably did not violate any patents with their player, and the patent in question was about "playback technology", whatever that is. See http://www.engadget.com/2006/09/08/sandisk...-ifa-overturned
Vorbis has commercial decoders for embedded applications, possibly covered by patents, and if anyone were to use that without a license, those products could be seized also.
No a judge said they could display their products. The lawsuit is just beginning.
What are you talking about?