About once a week I get a request for IT Conversations audio encoded using Ogg Vorbis. These requests come in via the anonymous survey mechanism, so I don’t get a chance to ask…Why? What is it about Ogg Vorbis that people want?
- Compatibility? Don’t MP3s play just about everywhere?
- Quality? At the same bit rate, I don’t think Ogg encoding of IT Conversations sound any better than MP3.
- Legality? My MP3 encoder is fully licensed and paid for, and there’s no restriction on the rights to play encoded IT Conversations shows.
Something else? What’s the allure of Ogg Vorbis?