[linux-audio-user] ogg for Windows made really easy

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Sun Jan 15 16:26:11 EST 2006

On Sun, 2006-01-15 at 13:18 -0800, Brad Fuller wrote:
> Lee Revell wrote:
> >On Sun, 2006-01-15 at 12:47 -0800, Brad Fuller wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>On 11:48 AM Jan Depner wrote:
> >>    
> >>
> >>> I find it amusing that so many people who won't use MP3 due to its
> >>> > "encumbrance" will happily run the proprietary Nvidia driver...
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>Is there an alternative to the Nvidia driver? If so, I sure would like 
> >>to know what it is!
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >Yes, the open source "nv" driver.  Does not support hardware accelerated
> >3D, but then again we care more about free software than being able to
> >use every bell and whistle, right?
> >  
> >
> I care about getting the job done well, first of all. I sure would like 
> it to be FOSS, though!
> On my systems, the nvidia driver seems to work better for mpeg2 than nv. 
> That's why I'm using it. But, it too has problems on some older nvidia 
> chipsets.

    We've been through this before.  If all you have to worry about is
mpeg2 playback you should be able to get by with the nv driver.  I have
extreme 3D requirements (not games) and there is not a comparable driver
of any type for any other card.

Jan 'Evil Twin' Depner
The Fuzzy Dice

"As we enjoy great advantages from the invention of others, we should be 
glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours, and 
this we should do freely and generously."

Benjamin Franklin, on declining patents offered by the governor of 
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