What's the problem ? Is there a lack of MP3 players for Linux ?
Lee Revell wrote:
>Personally I think it's a losing battle to ask Windows users to use
>MP3 is not a "closed format" it just has some patent issues (which may
See these URLs:
http://www.mp3dev.org/mp3/ (for the interesting "educational
AFAICT only the LAME project continues to produce an open-source MP3
encoder, and they are vocal about the fact that it is not based on the
dist10 code. But if I recall correctly there was a time when even the
LAME guys weren't really sure of their position wrt Frauenhofer's legal
arm. At any rate, no binaries are available from the LAME site, only the
"educational" source code.
Don't take me the wrong way, I'm not fundamentally opposed to the
format. I've done this research a few times already, it's always the
same conclusion: Frauenhofer have worked and *will* work their legal arm
to enforce their patent, EOF.
>I find it amusing that so many people who won't use MP3 due to its
I use the nvidia driver for my ancient video card because I do some
3D+audio stuff with Pd, I like the Stellarium program, and I
occasionally use the OpenGL display in Snd. When I read some rave
reviews of the ATI cards from someone else on this list who does similar
work, I'll consider purchasing an ATI card (assuming it's an affordable