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Ogg Vorbis typos in http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG12/#smil2-audio (and elsewhere)

From: Nathan Sharfi <comatoast@motherfish-II.xiph.org>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2003 10:39:24 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0305071016320.6900-100000@motherfish-II.xiph.org>

Ogg Vorbis (nowhere do we refer to Vorbis-compressed audio in an Ogg
container as "Ogg/Vorbis) files have the mimetype application/ogg, not
audio/vorbis. If the file is known to have only Vorbis data in it, then
the file can be served up with audio/x-vorbis.

As for patent encumbrance, Ogg Vorbis has gone through two patent
searches--one in 2000 for CMGI (now dead or almost-dead dot-com), and
another one by AOL to see if it was "safe" to include with Winamp. It is.

Speex (http://www.speex.org/) and FLAC (http://flac.sourceforge.net/) are
both believed to be patent-free, but they haven't had the patent-search
verification that Vorbis has had. If the W3C or any of its member
companies want to put up the money to hire counsel versed in these
matters, feel free to contact us.

Nathan Sharfi
Webmaster, Xiph.Org

P.S. I know that http://www.xiph.org/ looks like a pile of prestandard tag
soup; we're trying to figure out if and how Zope could help in a
redesign/rearchitecture binge.
Received on Wednesday, 7 May 2003 10:50:08 UTC

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