[d@DCC] CBC's use of audio/video media formats.
jonathan.addleman at mail.mcgill.ca
Mon Sep 13 15:57:55 EDT 2004
On Sun, Sep 12, 2004 at 11:33:48PM -0400, Ross Jordan spake thusly:
> I am fairly certain that none of Windows 98 2000 or NT shipped with
> a media player that plays mp3s out of the box. Redhat and several other
> Linuxes do not ship an mp3 player due to patent issues. Certainly
> it is quite simple for most people to install their own player.
> But, there are still many people who are not comfortable installing
> their own software or who may use a computer in a restricted setting (lab,
> kiosk, work or whatnot) who cannot install an mp3 player.
But those old versions of windows wouldn't be able to play any digital
audio at all, beyond plain WAV files, IIRC.
Jon-o Addleman - http://redowl.dyndns.org
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