[ardour-users] newbie: exporting to mp3

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 16:47:53 PDT 2005

On 9/13/05, Esben Stien <b0ef at esben-stien.name> wrote:
> Andy Joslin <andy.joslin at gmail.com> writes:
> > I see that there is not an option (out of the box) to export to an
> > mp3 format.
> This is because of the patent issue.
> You really should stay away from MP3, because of it, in my opinion.
> This is how you voice your opinion by not using it.
> Ardour uses libsndfile, btw, and Erik will not include this codec
> before the patent runs out.
> Any reason you can't use vorbis?

Because 99.9% of the computing world can't use them? Because it
confuses people? Because he wants to use mp3s?

There are a countless number of reasons why not...  What does that
have to do with the answer to his question?

Just my flaming 2 cents worth here,

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