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phone post? [Nov. 22nd, 2003|09:32 am]
Just me.
A lot of you seem to be making "phone posts" lately. How the hell does one read these things? I clicked on one and Windows asked "what should I use to open this?", and I thought, Beats me. Is there a utility I lack?

[User Picture]From: rwx
2003-11-22 10:30 am (UTC)
for some (ideological) reason, they've recorded them in a format called 'ogg', which is fine and nice but the least interoperable format of the various choices.

They've got a help page for it, but if you use winamp, upgrade to a recent version and you'll then be able to play them. If when you try to play them, it doesn't work, save the .ogg file to disk and then drop it onto winamp and it should then play -- the support is dicey in odd ways.
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[User Picture]From: drexle
2003-11-22 11:09 am (UTC)
ogg isn't very well or widely supported, which is a shame because I recently had the pleasure of hearing some "low quality" ogg files with a ridiculously small bitrate and filesize that sounds about as good as a 192kbps mp3.
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