August 20, 2001

Why artists should be using Ogg Vorbis

Author: JT Smith

Anonymous Reader writes "The major record companies would like to control the way people listen to music, and they are going to use both software and the hardware that people buy in the future. 'Content', known as music and movies to most of us, is a global industry, worth $billions every year.
So why not just use MP3? It's popular already, and listeners can easily share it. The problem is that the people who created MP3 compression want to get in on the content industry act, and have positioned themselves as another middleman. Free encoders for the MP3 format have already bitten the dust, as the owners of the technology demand royalties for making software that uses it."

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