Ogg Vorbis's name comprises the name of the File format
(ogg) and the name of the stream format (vorbis
). The Ogg file format will soon
(or not-so-soon, depending on how many developers this node attracts) feature support for:
Right now, ogg vorbis has these advantages over mp3:
- A tagging system that is both well-thought out and extensible.
- Support for concatenation of two streams without clicks or noise in between them.
- Better audio quality at lower bitrates
Also, as ogg vorbis is in development, many of the drawbacks Lethal criticised above are no longer valid. The 1.0 Release Candidate 2 of the vorbis codec features (among other good things):
Plug-ins for just about any architecture and audio player are available - Even for QuickTime and for DirectShow (which enables Windows Media Player to play ogg vorbis files).
The ogg vorbis home page can be found at
- about half a year of reading vorbis@ and email@example.com