Trying Out Ogg Vorbis

I’m trying out the Ogg Vorbis plugin for Winamp on my NT box. It was easy to install – just downloaded the DLL and dropped it into the winamp plug-ins directory. I’m playing some of the samples from the Vorbis sample page and they sound ok. Definitely as good as any MP3 files I’ve listened to. It’s hard to say if it’s better than MP3 without listening to the same piece of music encoded in both formats at similar bitrates. But I don’t have any complaints – even at the same quality as MP3, it has the advantage of being free. I’ll try it out with XMMS on Linux next.

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