[Icecast-dev] Constellation of open source around Icecast

Geoff Shang geoff at hitsandpieces.net
Mon May 30 14:32:00 PDT 2005

Geoff Staples wrote:

> Is Ogg Vorbis under active development? (It's been a while since there's been 
> any activity).

Yes it is.  Ogg Vorbis 1.1 was released in September last year, and 
unofficial optimisation work is continuing.

> Are players for Mac, Windows, and Linux readily available, reliable, and easy 
> to install? What are they?

Can't comment on the mac.  The big three players for windows are supported 
via plugins - winamp comes with ogg vorbis support as standard, there are 
plugins for realplayer 10 on the official site, and there are open source 
filters for windows media player (not self-installing as yet 
unfortunately).  If you want something more open, you could try foobar2000.

As for Linux, there are many, many choices.

For more suggestions, you could try the software page at vorbis.com, though 
I'm not sure how up to date it is.

> One final item: Are you aware of any alternatives to iPod that support ogg 
> vorbis, flac, etc?

Take a look at http://wiki.xiph.org/index.php/VorbisHardware and 


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