Re: OT: on .ogg
|From:||Tristan McLeay <conlang@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, March 6, 2005, 22:15|
On 7 Mar 2005, at 3.05 am, Roger Mills wrote:
> Herman Miller (and many others) discussed have discussed this.
> My question: are .ogg files smaller than .mp3's ?
Well, an MP3 recording a two minute song may be larger or smaller than
an Ogg Vorbis file recording a two minute song. At 192 kbps, they will
both be the same size (192*1024*2*60/8 bytes, being the bitrate times
1024 to get the 'k', times two minutes, times sixty seconds per minute,
divided by 8 because there's 8 bits in a byte). However, at 192 kbps
the Ogg Vorbis file will be of a higher quality, so maybe you'll find
that 128 kbps Vorbis satisfies you, where 128 kbps MP3 wasn't good
enough. Did that make sense?
Someone I know wrote <http://www.illiminable.com/ogg/>. I can only
vouch for the author; I don't use Windows so have never used the
>> Winamp (http://www.winamp.com/)
plays .ogg and lots of other common
>> audio formats; it's a useful thing to have around.
> Is there an upgrade one can download for Med.Player that will enable
> it to
> play .ogg?
> If one installed Winamp, could one get rid of Win. Media Player/Real
> etc. etc. ?
Real Player yes; WMP if you're lucky & run one of the most recent
versions of Windows (I think it's Windows XP SP2). I believe. Again, I
don't use Windows.