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Spotify uses Ogg Vorbis (q5)
lameboy
post Jan 9 2009, 14:48
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Hi

Maybe this is old news, but I just read that the new "iTunes-killer" Spotify (http://www.spotify.com/en/ )
uses Ogg Vorbis (q5, ~160 kb/s) for their streaming service.

(reference: http://getsatisfaction.com/spotify/topics/soundquality )

Nice to see that they're using an open source encoder! smile.gif

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post Apr 27 2009, 13:48
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HotshotGG, it's mostly because of licensing / royalties.


I have yet to find a paper or person who can explain how this works in different countries to me. I am also very curious about this. Maybe a Google search "will" turn up something. wink.gif


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post Apr 27 2009, 14:23
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QUOTE (HotshotGG @ Apr 27 2009, 14:48) *
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HotshotGG, it's mostly because of licensing / royalties.


I have yet to find a paper or person who can explain how this works in different countries to me. I am also very curious about this. Maybe a Google search "will" turn up something. wink.gif


Very simply put, it seems like both the labels and the artists can decide wether a said track/artist/album is available digitally for any given country. (at least that is the practical effect of however it works)

This is mostly to protect the outdated distribution companies that earn money pushing actual CDs. (More or less the same reason you have region coding on DVDs)

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- lameboy   Spotify uses Ogg Vorbis (q5)   Jan 9 2009, 14:48
- - HotshotGG   QUOTE Hi Maybe this is old news, but I just read ...   Jan 9 2009, 15:09
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- - HotshotGG   QUOTE I got an invite through today. Is anyone usi...   Jan 9 2009, 20:54
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- - HotshotGG   QUOTE It's so easy and convient to use, it is ...   Apr 21 2009, 06:41
|- - Miramis   QUOTE (HotshotGG @ Apr 21 2009, 07:41) 1....   Apr 24 2009, 21:06
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|- - kerminen   QUOTE (donnie @ Apr 21 2009, 11:41) QUOTE...   Apr 21 2009, 10:14
|- - hybris   My impression is that the sound quality varies qui...   Apr 21 2009, 11:36
|- - kerminen   QUOTE (hybris @ Apr 21 2009, 13:36) My im...   Apr 21 2009, 12:28
|- - hybris   QUOTE (kerminen @ Apr 21 2009, 12:28) You...   Apr 21 2009, 12:35
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|- - kerminen   QUOTE (odyssey @ Apr 24 2009, 23:31) I ha...   Apr 25 2009, 00:15
- - m0rbidini   I'm trying the paid version and I like it alth...   Apr 25 2009, 03:50
- - HotshotGG   QUOTE It will be. This is good news. Right now I...   Apr 25 2009, 17:14
- - HotshotGG   QUOTE Just like how many of us disagree and think ...   Apr 25 2009, 23:26
- - m0rbidini   HotshotGG, it's mostly because of licensing / ...   Apr 26 2009, 17:18
- - HotshotGG   QUOTE HotshotGG, it's mostly because of licens...   Apr 27 2009, 13:48
|- - hybris   QUOTE (HotshotGG @ Apr 27 2009, 14:48) QU...   Apr 27 2009, 14:23
- - Miramis   QUOTE Bumping up the bitrate June 25, 2009 Provid...   Jun 25 2009, 22:01
- - HotshotGG   That's the way a service should be. That's...   Jun 26 2009, 13:18
- - kerminen   Spotify has been approved to iPhone: https://www....   Aug 31 2009, 04:37
- - Nuthen   Is there any Classical available for streaming?   Aug 31 2009, 05:46
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