[vorbis] The immediate future
mcmutty at tartarus.uwa.edu.au
Sun Aug 13 17:33:56 PDT 2000
I'm curious to know what people see in CBR. Not only in ogg, but in mp3's
too, and especially in broadcast's such as icecast etc. Can someone
enlighten me as to why one would want to use CBR when VBR is available,
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From: "Geoff Shang" <gshang10 at scu.edu.au>
To: <vorbis at xiph.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 13, 2000 7:46 PM
Subject: [vorbis] The immediate future
> Hello all:
> I am very much enjoying reading this list. It's great to see discussion
> (mostly readable by non-vorbis-developer types) on the potential of vorbis
> and OGG in general. But I'd like to ask about the immediate future. I am
> very keen to adopt OGG vorbis for a number of uses, but I am awaiting a
> things. And I do not wish to pester and hassle those hard at work to make
> this all a reality, rather I'd just like some kind of idea when these
> features will be implemented and in what order.
> OK, if memory serves, the first thing we'll see is a more flexible encoder
> with, gasp, encoding options. If I remember correctly, this should be
> of the beta 2 release. What will this initial encoder be able to do?
> I think the next thing will be constant bit-rate encoding. When will this
> be available and how low will it be able to go? *NOTE* when replying,
> please specify whether rate referrs to mono or stereo.
> The final thing i'm hanging out for is streaming of CBR content. I do
> realise this will require some 3rd parties, such as say the icecast
> to get their end of it together, but there are also the plugins for the
> various players that need to support it. How far away is this likely to
> and any progress on whether OGG will be HTTP only or another format as
> Keep up the good work! What I've heard of OGG vorbis sounds very good and
> I'm itching to use it more.
> Geoff Shang <gshang10 at scu.edu.au>
> ICQ number 43634701
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