25 February 2005
Yeah, format this, pal
Apple's iPod has no support for the open-source Ogg Vorbis file format, which bothers Lileks hardly at all:
Let me speak for millions here who just want to listen to music: I don't care about Ogg Vorbis. If Ogg Vorbis came to my house and waved tentacles at me demanding in a slobbery moan that I kneel and submit, I would shoot it. I don't know what it is and I don't care.
Yeah, we know: Ogg Vorbis is open-source and doesn't contain that evil Digital Rights Management bugaboo. Inasmuch as circumventing DRM is a fair-sized cottage industry already, I don't think this is much of a selling point.
Meanwhile, in the unlikely event that someone should send me a VQF file, I'm prepared.