[linux-audio-user] [OT] OGG on Tiger

Hans Fugal hans at fugal.net
Sat Sep 17 10:10:25 EDT 2005

On Sat, 17 Sep 2005 at 11:20 +0200, Adrian Prantl wrote:
> i'm afraid this is slightly offtopic, but does anyone know of an ogg/ 
> vorbis plugin for the new iTunes running on 10.4?

XMMS through darwin ports works, and that is what I currently use. I've
heard good things about VLC, too.

While we're on the subject, I've done a little bit of research on the
problem with quicktime. The qtcomponents project that worked before qt7
did things as a component, when they arguably should have made a codec
from the start. Apple hadn't (and hasn't) solidified the API, and so
things stopped working in Tiger and also with QT7 on Panther.

I'm not sure, but if it had been done as a codec to begin with it might
still be working. In any case it looks like doing it as a codec is the
way to go at this stage. I think this will require basically taking
Apple's AudioCodec example and wiring it up to libvorbisfile. I and at
least one other person intend to do this "when I get time." If anyone
out there is good with Apple codecs or good with libvorbisfile, help
would be appreciated, and speed up the process.

See this discussion for more information: http://tinyurl.com/8z6rb
Also this bug reporter got some good info from Apple:

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