[vorbis] Ogg Traffic for October 30, 2001

Jack Moffitt jack at xiph.org
Tue Oct 30 08:46:10 PST 2001

Bear with the text-based format for a bit.  I'll make it nicer over
time, but for now it's just a lynx -dump of the html one.

As always you can find these at http://www.vorbis.com/ot/
and http://www.vorbis.com/ot/latest.html for the latest one.


Ogg Traffic for Tuesday, October 30, 2001

   Jack Moffitt

   <[1]jack at xiph.org>

   Table of Contents

   1. [2]Support The Ogg Project
   2. [3]Status Updates

        2.1. [4]Stan Seibert
        2.2. [5]Jack Moffitt

   3. [6]New Developments

        3.1. [7]A Free MacOS Ogg Player Project
        3.2. [8]ogg123 On OS X
        3.3. [9]Ogg Compiled As A Framework

   4. [10]Interesting Happenings

        4.1. [11]New Listening Tests
        4.2. [12]Another Proposed Hardware Project

1. Support The Ogg Project

   The Xiph.org Foundation is the not-for-profit company that funds and
   manages the Ogg, Icecast, and other related projects. We are now
   accepting donations via [13]PayPal. Please consider contributing to
   our efforts by sending a donation to <[14]donate at xiph.org> via PayPal.

2. Status Updates

   The Ogg team is still pushing towards RC3 among other goals. Here is a
   quick update from some of the most active developers in the last few

2.1. Stan Seibert

   Stan has been doing a lot of autotools cleanup and fine tuning in the
   last week.

2.2. Jack Moffitt

   Jack fixed Solaris x86 building for icecast 2.0. Next on his list is
   FreeBSD builds, and then the icecast 2.0 alpha 1 release.

3. New Developments

   Not a whole lot happened this week; everyone is just coding.

3.1. A Free MacOS Ogg Player Project

   Don Goodman [15]complained about the lack of a free (as in beer and
   speech) Ogg player for MacOS and volunteered to start work on this
   project. Several others agreed and also offered to help.

3.2. ogg123 On OS X

   Richard Clamp [16]has ported ogg123 to OS X. It has been tested with
   ESD, but the native drivers might work as well.

3.3. Ogg Compiled As A Framework

   Elifarley Coelho [17]has compiled Ogg as a framework under
   ProjectBuilder. He has also [18]done the same for Vorbis.

4. Interesting Happenings

   A lot of mail comes in to the various lists as well as to the team's
   personal mailboxes. The following is a highlight of the interesting
   things that have been mentioned or announced.

4.1. New Listening Tests

   ff123 [19]invited all to participate in a new listening test comparing
   Vorbis at 128kbps from CVS against RC2 Vorbis, WMA8, and other codecs.
   He expects Vorbis to be much improved from it's earlier scores (which
   were already very good).

4.2. Another Proposed Hardware Project

   Pulkit Khandelwal [20]wrote that he is thinking about a hardware
   decoding project as his final year project at Cardiff University in
   the UK. The potential MP3 licensing problems got him interested in


   1. mailto:jack at xiph.org
  13. http://www.paypal.com/
  14. mailto:donate at xiph.org
  15. http://www.xiph.org/archives/vorbis/0378.html
  16. http://www.xiph.org/archives/vorbis/0388.html
  17. http://www.xiph.org/archives/vorbis-dev/0182.html
  18. http://www.xiph.org/archives/vorbis-dev/0188.html
  19. http://www.xiph.org/archives/vorbis/0384.html
  20. http://www.xiph.org/archives/vorbis-dev/0172.html

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