On the ever present topic of open standards...

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Aug 25, 2008
4:20 PM EDT
So my sis was introduced to itunes (the program, she hasn't messed with the service I don't think), and liked it. So when we redid her laptop (as with many, she finally got tired of Vista and had me "upgrade" it to XP (yeah...wish I could get her linuxed...) she of course installed itunes. Then we realized a bunch of her music doesn't show up. Guess why? Because we'd ripped all her CDs as oggs. And of course iTunes/WMP/etc. can't be bothered to support it. I really don't get it... They spend millions developing these programs and licensing/adding support for about every proprietary format on the planet (I assume iTunes supports wma), but they just can't be bothered to add support for an open standard.... Maybe they feel threatened?

Aug 25, 2008
4:35 PM EDT
> Maybe they feel threatened?

I would if I were them. To play OGG in iTunes, check out this:


Aug 25, 2008
5:53 PM EDT
Cool. Thanks.

Now sis has her oggs in Itunes (I do get kind of a sadistic pleasure from that....)

Aug 26, 2008
12:39 AM EDT
She has all her Oggs in one program.


Thanks, I'll be here all week.

Oct 21, 2008
4:04 AM EDT
Yaknow, these spammers.... sometimes they confuse me. For a moment there I thought gus3's name was actually Cindy.

Oct 21, 2008
7:41 AM EDT
Quoting: She has all her Oggs in one program.


Thanks, I'll be here all week.

I see Cindy has a great sense of humor. :-)

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