19 Apr 2009 jemarch   » (Master)

OggVorbis in RTVE

The most important public Radio-Television entity in Spain, RTVE, maintains a web portal where they publish a lot of audio material.

Unfortunately, the audio format used in that site is MP3. It is well known that the MP3 format is cumbered with several software patents owned by both the Fraunhofer Institute and Thompson. It is a shame how a public entity like RTVE is harming the fundamental rights of the Spanish citizens by promoting the use of an audio format that imposes restrictions.

Fortunately, there is an initiative to ask RTVE to publish the audio contents in the free OggVorbis format. There is an open thread in the "Suggestions" section of the RTVE forum. We are asking the people to left a comment there asking RTVE to publish their contents using OggVorbis.

Thanks to Guillermo Gonzalez Diez for leading this initiative.

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