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Best Ogg Vorbis Portable Media Players?

Link to this post 10 Sep 10

Does anyone here know of any high-quality portable music players akin to iPods that will play Ogg Vorbis (and, if possible FLAC) files? Thanks in advance!

Link to this post 10 Sep 10

I can't tell you which ones the best, but, here is a comparison you can look at:
http://wiki.xiph.org/index.php/PortablePlayers

Link to this post 10 Sep 10

Goineasy9 wrote:

I can't tell you which ones the best, but, here is a comparison you can look at:
http://wiki.xiph.org/index.php/PortablePlayers

Thank you very much for posting the helpful and informative link! :) I'm one step closer to listening to my music collection in OGG Vorbis & FLAC 24/7.

Link to this post 11 Sep 10

http://www.cowonglobal.com/

Cowon players used to play Ogg vorbis and Flac files. Don't know the last models though. The important thing is that they had a very good quality components :D

Regards

Link to this post 18 Sep 10

What is an Ogg Vorbis file?

Link to this post 18 Sep 10

saqman2060 wrote:

What is an Ogg Vorbis file?

Ogg Vorbis is a completely open, patent-free, professional audio encoding and streaming technology with all the benefits of Open Source.

source: http://www.vorbis.com/

Link to this post 20 Sep 10

What are the benefits of using Ogg Vorbis from some of the other audio encoding technologies?

Link to this post 20 Sep 10

your question would be best asked on a new thread or in the answers section.

Link to this post 21 Sep 10

Not to mention that the question in and of itself is one that carries a lot of baggage and can certainly stir up lively debate.

At the risk of continueing to post in the wrong thread, though ...

I would say the biggest advantage to uses an Open Standard is not one of the mysiad of technical benefits, but rather the social benefit. That is to say that when using an Open Standard, you never have to worry about your rights being impinged upon; No one will one day say you can no longer that file type or encoding type w/ out having to pay licensing fees or having to subject yourself to DRM technologies, etc. The openess of the standard ensures that the standard itself, and the information about the standard itself remains in the public domain and becomes part of societies' shared commons.

the technical benefits of course also include the fact that since anyone can access information about the standard and how to implement the standard anyone can also make modifications and ultimately improvements to the standard, just like any open source software, or open source hardware design, too. Closed / proprietary "standards" are subject to the update cycles of their owners and potentially may never be updated / improved.

Make sense?

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