Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Daring Fireball: A Wee Bit More on AAC, Ogg, and MP3

Daring Fireball: A Wee Bit More on AAC, Ogg, and MP3

Great article generally coming about as a result of Apple and EMI's recent announcement to sell DRM free music. The major thrust is about the use of AAC vs Ogg vs MP3 vs WMA. Now many of you have heard about the differences between and the commonalities among these formats, but this article not only includes some facts you may not have heard but a great take on the reasons behind Apple's choice to use AAC.

One of my favorite parts is the debunking that AAC is an Apple proprietary format. No, you've been telling your M$ loving buddies it is. That only WMA is free and cheap. This little article will share some of the public facts about both formats.

Why isn't Ogg Vorbis an obvious choice? John Gruber tosses in a few ideas on that front too.

All in all, it's not a short read but well worth your time. Go, read, smile.

If you aren't reading Daring Fireball and you love Apple, you've been missing out. Check out the main blog page here.

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