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

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Sun Jan 15 17:34:22 EST 2006

On Sun, 2006-01-15 at 16:57 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> The difference in the audio is that we DO have a choice, and in case 
> you've never done an A-B test, a megabyte a minute ogg is far less 
> tiresome to listen to than a megabyte a minute mp3.  Also, I was in on
> the negotiations if you could call it that, for an mp3 license for a 
> web music site several years ago.  For a startup site, built with
> linux on a 500 dollar machine they also built, the fees they wanted
> just for them to be able to serve mp3's were so onerous they went ogg
> only.  They started out asking for $25k. 

Hmm, interesting, that's good info.  I wonder if that has gone up or
down as the patents get closer to expiration (decoding in 2011, encoding
in ~2015).


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