[OT]Software patents end? ??:) light at the end of tunnel

Konstantin Chaosspawn23 at gmx.net
Tue Nov 25 15:48:28 CET 2008

Hi there,

> Evgeny Karyakin wrote:
>> I think this movement will apply on newly-legalizing patents only, it
>> will be too much counterforce against it. Patents is vital for
>> software giants, it's just a basis of their market activity and
>> relevancy.
>> As of recent MP3 issue, open-source community can definitely apply
>> just a little bit more willingness and forget about deprecated formats
>> in favour of new ones. 
> On this note, can anybody point me to a piece of software which will 
> mass-convert all my mp3s to ogg at the press of a button? It would need 
> to preserve all my ID3 Tags etc. We're talking thousands of files / 
> gigabytes of data here...

If you're using *nix, a nice programm called soundkonverter (as the name
implies, it needs the kde libs) comes to mind. There are probably similiar
programs based on gtk or the like around, though - searching freshmeat.net might
help :)

> Thanks,
> -D


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