[d@DCC] CBC's use of audio/video media formats.
rjordan at numb.ca
Sun Sep 12 20:13:52 EDT 2004
It would seem Hendrik, on Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 08:08:36AM +0900, wrote:
> Ross Jordan <rjordan at numb.ca> writes:
> >Several operating systems don't come with built in MP3 support.
> >Windows 98/NT/2000, Redhat Linux (recent versions) and others.
> You mean, using Windows Media Player to play MP3 would not work with those OSs?
I guess I was a little unclear on the meaning. I think one of the big
reasons CBC has gone with Windows media player is due to ease of use.
It will work with the vast majority of systems out of the box. The end
user doesn't have to install anything. For any other format -- mp3, ogg,
even real media player -- the end user (in most cases) will have to
install something. In many cases (kiosks, workplaces, schools etc.) this
may not even be possible. It may be unfortunate that big companies can
leverage their monopolies in such a way -- but CBC is making a practical
decision to make things as easy as possible for _most_ end users.
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