[vorbis-dev] Anybody working on Windows codec ?
oggustus at zxmail.com
Wed Oct 18 19:30:51 PDT 2000
>> Sorry if this has been on discussion before, but is anybody working on
>> enabling Vorbis so that it can be used in Windows Media player and friends?
I was previously working on what you're talking about. Let's just say that
it's not a very simple project, and I've given up on it temporarily. One thing
that makes it hard is the fact that the win32 Audio Compression Manager
(ACM) was not designed with variable bit rates in mind. It also wasn't
designed to handle headers "in-stream" like the ogg spec. Oh well. You
can have a look at http://sourceforge.net/projects/vorbisACM where
someone is working on something similar. I can't make any comments
on it, however: I avoided looking at it for fear of tainting my possibly
proprietary implementation with their GPLd stuff.
There is another way to make it work with WMP, which has something
to do with ActiveMovie activex crap. Take a look at the file l3codecx.ax
in your System folder... its the mp3 decoder that (I think) WMP uses.
That's a whole 'nother story.
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