Ogg on each OS's default music player. Was: [Wolves] Pete's response to Linux Format. Partly O/T?

Andy Wootton andy.wootton at wyrley.demon.co.uk
Wed Jan 9 23:47:38 GMT 2008

Adam Sweet wrote:
> Neither of these are supported natively on Windows or Apple's OS X,
> iTunes and iPods, you can probably work out why yourselves. You can add
> support by installing VLC on both OSes. 
I don't want to have a different player for every file format and 
neither do Microsoft and Apple fan{boys | girls} so making their chosen 
weapons work properly is an  easier step toward a better world to 
persuade them to make.

I used this codec to add Ogg Vorbis support into standard Windows Media 
Player on XP


though it's so long since I used Windows for listening to music that 
this information comes without any guarantee that Microsoft haven't 
found some way to break it.

and these good people seem to be trying very hard to get iTunes to play 
nicely on OS X:


It saddens me that Nokia have not seen fit to get Ogg Vorbis supported 
on the Maemo music player on the N8xx. I feel they have a moral 
responsibility to support open standards but they clearly don't.


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