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Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 28 August 2002

Note: the comments below are the unabridged submissions of readers and do
not necessarily reflect the opinions of the publisher.


From: Jas
For : Right Of Reply (for publication)
Subj: MP3

I don't see how the music industry can continue in its
current form. Over here in the UK they are really pumping
for everyone to switch to Digital Radio.

V.basically this is an Mpeg stream put out over a radio


So if you have the gear you can make near CD quality
recordings straight from the radio. How do you stop that?

From: anona
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: <font>

I still use the font tag, i use stylesheets a lot but
sometimes when i need a font color around just a couple of
characters I would rather stick a font tag around them than
have to find my stylesheet, define a class, and then
remember what i named the class when i come to reference it.

If you guys think it sucks then take the damn support out
for the font tag!

From: James D
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: Ogg Vorbis

Thanks for mentioning Ogg Vorbis. I've been using it for all
my music ever since beta4 (pre rc-1) came out and I've been
very impressed. Not only are the encoded files smaller (For
the same bitrate) but they also (IMHO) sound much better!
Ogg Vorbis supports variable bitrate, streaming and it has a
real commenting system unlike the id3 hack for mp3.

Another thing I like about Vorbis but don't actually use is
peeling. If you run a streaming server, you can stream at a
lower bitrate than the file was encoded on the fly. No need
to have multiple versions of files at difference bitrates!

From: Dave
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: HTML & Lynx

> How does Aardvark look in Lynx?

Very well thank you.

Please please please don't change anything as lynx is often
my only way of viewing your site.

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