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- ID: fdd000117
- Short name: Ogg_Vorbis
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Identification and description
||Ogg Vorbis Audio Format
||Bitstream encoding and file format designed for efficient distribution of sound files over moderate bandwidth connections; Vorbis encoding may be used at higher data rates for better fidelity.
||Generally used for final-state, end-user delivery.
|Relationship to other formats
Ogg File Format
Vorbis Audio Codec, Version I
|LC experience or existing holdings
||The Broadcast WAVE format (either version, WAVE_BWF_1 or WAVE_BWF_2), wrapping LPCM, is preferred as the archival master format for mono and stereo audio when reformatting analog sound recordings.
||Fully documented. Developed by xiph as an open source and patent-free project.
||Menu of relevant Xiph documents. See also Ogg and Vorbis_I.
||Applications include streaming broadcasts ("oggcasts") and computer games. Recorded books in this format are offered by Telltale Weekly. Additional note: In August 2007, one specialist in the field reported that the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group, promoters of improved HTML implementations, has endorsed the use of xiph specifications, especially Vorbis and Theora, for the video element. According to this source, "This means that user agents will have the Ogg libraries native, and that external codecs or plugins won't be required for end user playback. I'm hoping the audio element will also have Ogg support by default." Comments welcome.
| Licensing and patents
||See Ogg and Vorbis_I.
||Surround sound requires appropriate amplifier and loudspeakers or headphone.
|Technical protection considerations
||None known to the compilers of this document.
Quality and functionality factors
|Fidelity (high audio resolution)
|Support for user-defined sounds, samples, and patches
|Functionality beyond normal rendering
||See Vorbis_I and Ogg.
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