flipside at yifan.net
Wed Oct 24 10:10:13 PDT 2001
Hello - new to list ;)
Has anyone seen the demo of MP3PRO? It's available at the ComputerActive
site (UK mag) http://www.computeractive.co.uk/download/1123249
The mag claims that it will 'allow you to listen to files that are half the
size of standard mp3 files', in reality it encodes at 64Kbps and makes it
sound pretty. How? Well heres the interesting bit, it appears to chop off
the top of the frequency spectrum, and encode the lower bit only instead.
Hmmm.... looking at the frequency response of a .... 64Kbs .... ogg vorbis
file.. hmmmm that looks familar......
As I understand it, ogg uses similar coding routines to mp3, so maybe those
German guys have finally woken up and produced some new bright idea - mp3
still isn't a free format though, and MP3PRO is (from my point of view)
identical to Ogg, so I'm gonna stick to oggifiying for the moment :)
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