[clug] Ominous DRM rumblings

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Mon May 30 00:59:25 GMT 2005

On 27 May 2005, at 21:43, Sam Couter wrote:

> What else would they use? MP3 is patented, nobody except us geeks  
> [cares] about Ogg Vorbis, WMA Just Works for the 90%+ of computer  
> users who have Windows.

What can we do to raise people's awareness of the problems that will  
result from following this path? Noone will believe you when you tell  
them that the world of the future has one supreme governing body - I  
just can't figure out whether it's going to be Micromart or Walsoft.

What alternative audio and video codecs are out there? What software  
is available to manage the complete chain from production through  
hosting to viewing? It's not enough to say, "Ogg Vorbis!"  There  
needs to be a complete toolkit, that will allow live streaming all  
the way from the microphone (or line in jack) at the studio to the  
headphones at the client site.


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