[linux-audio-user] ogg for Windows made really easy
cesare at poeticstudios.com
Sun Jan 15 16:57:09 EST 2006
Lee Revell wrote:
>On Sun, 2006-01-15 at 19:08 +0000, guy wrote:
>>I have read several comments about ogg format & Windoze & want to
>>highlight what seems a very well kept secret. There is a brilliant &
>>tiny (592kb!) open source media player for Windoze called coolplayer.
>>It runs straight from the binary
>>without need for installation. If you want to stick to an open music
>>format it is very easy for anyone to obtain. The bottom line is folks,
>>anyone can easily & freely have a means of playing ogg files on a
>>The url is http://coolplayer.sourceforge.net/ & the zip file download is
>>Hope you do not feel this is OT as it concerns sharing music in an open
>Personally I think it's a losing battle to ask Windows users to use
>anything but WMP. Like it or not MP3 is the standard. We need to make
>MP3 "Just Work" on Linux.
>MP3 is not a "closed format" it just has some patent issues (which may
>not be issues at all).
>I find it amusing that so many people who won't use MP3 due to its
>"encumbrance" will happily run the proprietary Nvidia driver...
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