__/ [ M ] on Sunday 19 March 2006 10:54 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [ Peter Köhlmann ] on Sunday 19 March 2006 07:59 \__
>>> Tim Smith wrote:
>>>> In article <dvihj9$2tem$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
>>>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> I agree. This also makes one wonder about Windows Media Audio, which
>>>>> some MP3 players support nowadays, at an embedded level. Why even let a
>>>>> new format emerge when a perfectly-legit and standardised/commonly-used
>>>>> one exists already? Same situation with video codecs. It's a lockin
>>>> There are several reasons for other formats.
>>>> (1) Freedom. MP3 is not free. Hence, the need for Ogg Vorbis.
>>> Which is not DRMed
>>>> (2) Sound quality. At a given bitrate, you can do better than MP3. Ogg
>>>> and AAC both usually beat MP3 in listening tests at a given bitrate.
>>> All of which are not DRMed
>>>> (3) DRM. The owners of most of the content won't release it for
>>>> download without DRM. Hence, the need for a format that supports DRM.
>>> Too bad for them. I have already decided that I will buy *no* music which
>>> is in whichever way hampered by DRM. So no iTunes type downloads. No
>>> copyprotected CDs. Ever
>>> If they are intent of not selling music without bullying me around, I am
>>> afraid they have to eat their shit. I will not buy it
>> I second that statement; particularly so because DRM affects genuine
>> customers. It is unacceptable when someone buys media which cannot be
>> played in the car, or on the computer (among other so-called 'old-tech'
>> devices). Not even a refund is permitted under such circumstances.
>> Genuine, benevolent buyers are forced to get fed with inconveniences that
>> may not be fully comprehended, until a few years down the line.
>> ...and oh, yeah! I can still play my parent's platters from the 70's. No
>> need for specialised hardware either.
> Totally agree! I'm with Peter and Roy on this!
> Sadly there are too many 'sheep' that will put up with this DRM crap :-(
"Put up with" is either an understatement of a deceiving statement. See if
you parents even /know/ what DRM means, let alone "codecs" or "encryption".
Most people just push a CD inside a drive. If it doesn't work, it doesn't
work. It must be /them/ (the user) who are to blame, at least in their
perception. See dot sig, drawn manually from the stochastic rotation.
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