Switching from mp3 to ogg

When it comes to multimedia software most Linux distributions have one thing in common: no proprietary codecs – and this might include MP3 playback. I have no deeper insights in the license terms of the MP3 codec, but there is a whole website about it by THOMPSON, the company claiming to control MP3 licensing: …

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Remember “The King”

Now it’s been 30 years and two days since Elvis Presley died (OK, there’s going to be nothing “nerd-like” in this post 😉 ) and RCA hit the stores with another “Best Of” CD. There’s still a lot of money to make with Elvis and his record company doesn’t bother. I have to admit that …

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A little “nerd-off-topic”, but as I’m a big fan of Depeche Mode since the days of “Master and Servant” and “People are People” back in 1984, I’d like to mention that they recently released a new single called “Martyr” which is not featured on their last album “Playing the Angel”. The song sounds a little …

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