[CALUG] Podcast *player* plug-in for Firefox 1.5?
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Wed Feb 22 22:08:01 CST 2006
Wow!! I had not read or seen into the licensing part. Thanks for the link. I
had only gotten into the compression techniques they were using to get the
small file size and the quality to be really good. I wonder how open source
community got the rights to create a decoder and streamer for it.
Quicktime did not work well on WINE, so I was looking into a player, but
came across a decoder and a converter. Well, I did not get too many m4a
audio on podcasts, so for trial, I compiled faad2 and lame on my Linux box.
faad2 converts m4a files to wave and lame converts it to mp3. There could be
other converters for mp3, but i did not look into it much further.
Rajiv G Gunja
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On 2/22/06, Dave Dodge <dododge at dododge.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2006 at 02:44:43PM -0500, Rajiv Gunja wrote:
> > M4A is a new or latest standard, which is according to me is awesome.
> M4A ->
> > MPEG 4 Audio, which is an International standard. The plus for us "open
> > source ppl" no licenses or royalty need to be given for streaming or
> > the file in M4A format.
> The streams themselves may be freely distributable, but a quick search
> suggests that the encoding and decoding/playback software is still
> supposed to be licensed:
> ...not that this sort of thing stops people from making and giving
> away unlicensed implementations anyway.
> -Dave Dodge
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