[vorbis-dev] Opportunity for Ogg/Vorbis in hardware...
zisk at well.com
Fri Jan 19 12:40:42 PST 2001
Thanks for this and any other tips.
I just spoke with Steve Vasquez, Audiorequest's CEO, and they will be
building Vorbis into a future release of their product. :-)
They're a really good bunch of people...
>Guys... I'm not subscribed to the list, but I've been reading your
>archives for about a year, watched the progress, the push to Beta 1,
>and been, frankly, in awe of some of the hard topics all of the
>extremely intelligent people who have been tackling. (I'm not too up
>on my fractal compression and using splines to track pixel motion in a
>Ok, that said, I was speaking with the people at ReQuest Multimedia
>(http://www.request.com) about their product, the AudioReQuest Jukebox.
> Right now, they only support MP3. I noticed on their webpage they can
>upgrade the unit via software to support more codecs in hardware. The
>rep said they had an update to support wma audio in the works. I asked
>if they had any other updates planned. She told me that they were
>limited by the cost of licensing the codecs. I naturally suggested
>Ogg/Vorbis, and pointed her to www.vorbis.com. I mentioned the Free
>(Beer) nature of Ogg/Vorbis, and she replied with "For users, that is
>usually the case, but we, a manufacturer, must pay licensing fees to
>use/sell the encoders." I informed her that I was aware of the
>difference, and that the company would face NO licensing fees.
>Monty, is there any way someone from xiph could contact this company
>and maybe give them a (pseudo)corporate nudge? This product is
>advertised on thinkgeek.com, which is advertised on slashdot regularly.
> The only thing holding me back from purchasing this unit is that it
>does NOT support Ogg/Vorbis.
>I think that's all I had to say. Your work here is phenomenal, I use
>ogg everyday... :)
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