Comments on: Keeping Open Formats Alive https://pthree.org/2007/01/18/keeping-open-formats-alive/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Sun, 13 May 2018 18:21:35 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0-alpha-43307 By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2007/01/18/keeping-open-formats-alive/#comment-26816 Sun, 21 Jan 2007 15:39:32 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/01/18/keeping-open-formats-alive/#comment-26816 I've used GnuMP3d, but, it is used for streaming MP3s, although OGGs are supported. The big thing that keeps me from using it, though, is it's lack of security features. I don't want some Joe Blow on the inter-Tubes discovering my collection, just because the devs don't know how to write a secure application.

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By: phoenyx https://pthree.org/2007/01/18/keeping-open-formats-alive/#comment-26644 Fri, 19 Jan 2007 22:16:24 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/01/18/keeping-open-formats-alive/#comment-26644 Amongst my friends who do audio streaming, GnuMP3d (http://www.gnu.org/software/gnump3d/) and Zina (http://www.pancake.org/zina/) are the top choices. Both do OGG vorbis files and both are GPL.

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By: Steve Dibb https://pthree.org/2007/01/18/keeping-open-formats-alive/#comment-26517 Thu, 18 Jan 2007 23:13:07 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/01/18/keeping-open-formats-alive/#comment-26517 Good rally cry, but education is still key. Xiph, while very benevolent and gracious for doing all that hard work, is still not the sole supplier of free, open source container formats and codecs. 🙂

Xvid, Matroska, NUT for example are other projects that are making promising changes.

I do agree with you on the proprietary stuff, though, their licesnes are atrocious -- go look through the one for RealPlayer for Linux. Craziness! Let freedom bring. 🙂

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