Porting Linux to the iPod
Subject:   Fee fie foe FUD
Date:   2003-09-29 13:21:24
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Ogg, of course.

Doesn't matter if MP3 is patented. Apple has already paid any fees involved. "company whatever using iPOD" will not be sued. Are you worried that Intel might come along and sue you for using a PC? It's pretty much the same thing.

AAC is also superior technology to MP3, and the iPod was updated very easily to play that, without the massive overhead of Linux. If a superior format becomes more commonplace, I have no doubt the iPod will be updated to play it.

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  • Fee fie foe FUD
    2003-09-30 06:25:58  anonymous2 [View]

    Apple paid a lot of money in licensing for the mpeg-4 which is used in AAC. They are not about to support Ogg Vorbis which happens to be superior to AAC except at bitrates lower than 128.

    I own an iPod but I would pay Apple another $100 to include Ogg Vorbis support.