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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 2:15 pm    Post subject: iTunes, ogg and mpc. Reply with quote

My Mac Mini should be arriving soon, and I will be mainly using it as a portable digital media solution. I have a lot of music in ogg and mpc format, and I was wondering whether there are plugins for iTunes which let you play files encoded with either of these codecs. If there is no direct solution, is there another good music player, outside of iTunes, which lets me play both ogg and mpc encoded files, without any hassle?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://qtcomponents.sourceforge.net/

Seems interesting, though it doesn't say QT7 support. You could try it out though. That's the OGG support.

It doesn't look like there's any options for MPC right now. The above link might not work with QT7, as someone in another forum was saying it crashed their QT when they tried to play an OGG file.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The interesting thing is that if you peek into iTunes Package, you will find .icns files not only for OGG, but for WMA too. It seems they are planning to support these formats sometime in the future.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The interesting thing is that if you peek into iTunes Package, you will find .icns files not only for OGG, but for WMA too. It seems they are planning to support these formats sometime in the future.


It wouldn't suprise me if Apple would want to play wma/v files, even DRMed ones. Playing them isn't a big deal even though it's Microsoft, because it gets people on iTunes and one step closer to the music store and the iPod. Apple will never sell Microsoft encoded content though.

The thing is, once software gets big and large enough, sometimes it's just easier to leave things in the package because taking out the code is too much work for not enough gain. Though I doubt it, something in iTunes might load those files or check for them and through a fit if it doesn't find them.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh well. I guess I'll have to convert my MPC files to some other format.
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