There’s now a plug-in that allows Mac’s iTunes to play Ogg Vorbis, the open-source audio codec. I started encoding the radio show in Ogg Vorbis back in July. It provides good broadcast-quality sound with slightly smaller files than mp3. I also see Ogg Vorbis as a little more “future-proof,” from the standpoint that it’s open […]
While the idea may sound good on paper, I think it was clear the thing was doomed from the start. What they were trying to sell was portability and convenience, but Dataplay didn’t offer significantly more portability or convenience than CD-Rs or minidiscs.