[Fedora-marketing-list] Re: Fedora-marketing-list Digest, Vol 28, Issue 2

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Mon Oct 16 08:51:15 UTC 2006


Sreenivas S. wrote:
> Hi every one,
> 
> Before I put forward my opinion I have to introduce my self. My name is 
> Sreenivas. I live in Hyderabad, India. I signed up in Ambassador list 
> hoping I'd start my contributions with shipping Fedora core media.
> 
> My two cents about MP3, as Sam suggested it seems to be a good idea  to 
> pop-up a window and tell the user why MP3 is not supported. It will be 
> useful to point to help on how MP3 files can be converted to other 
> supported formats in Fedora and any advantages, etc..
> 
> Is it possible to offer to convert from MP3 format to ogg  by using some 
> available tools when the user tries to play mp3? I am not knowledgeble 
> about if there are patent issues involved in using MP3 to ogg format 
> conversion.

Yes. We would need to include a decoder to do that which isnt kosher. 
Moreover converting from one lossy format to another such as MP3 to OGG 
conversions usually results in low quality audio.

Rahul




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