UT2004: Any way to replace music easily?

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I noticed the music directory has a bunch of .ogg files, but could onejust
drop in some mp3s in there, remove the .oggs and it would play them? Doesn't
seem like it would due to the file names.

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    Spitfire 1500 wrote:
    > I noticed the music directory has a bunch of .ogg files, but could
    > onejust drop in some mp3s in there, remove the .oggs and it would
    > play them? Doesn't seem like it would due to the file names.

    I'm noticing on a couple of servers I use that the agut faq isn't available.
    http://www.vorbis.com/ You can convert your audio files to ogg. Dropping
    in mp3s won't do you any good. Renaming mp3's won't do any good. You must
    convert your files to the appropriate format.
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    Spitfire 1500 enlightened us with:
    > I noticed the music directory has a bunch of .ogg files, but could onejust
    > drop in some mp3s in there, remove the .oggs and it would play them? Doesn't
    > seem like it would due to the file names.

    It isn't due to file names, it's due to file *format*. OGG files are
    superior to MP3, so don't whine. Oh, and read our FAQ, since your
    answer is in there already.

    MeltDown
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    MeltDown wrote:
    >
    > It isn't due to file names, it's due to file *format*. OGG files are
    > superior to MP3, so don't whine.

    There have been recent questions about the psychoacoustic model introduced a
    few versions back with ogg. Superior is arguable. In fact, questionable. -
    However, mp3 is proprietary (unenforced, but never the less - proprietary)
    The Fraunhauffer fellows actually own intellectual property rights to the
    file format called .mp3. The LAME development project occasionally claims
    that Fhg rights no longer apply, but those claims are not completely honest.
    Reading .ogg's "license agreement" would lead me to beleive that it is
    probably not going to a problem for most folks to use ogg as they see fit...
    So if superiority exists, it may be in the latter statement.

    >Oh, and read our FAQ, since your answer is in there already.

    That almost sounds like one of those people who always respond with "RTFM"
    or "Use Google, dummy!" Knowing your posts as well as I do, I have to think
    you didn't mean it that way....
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    §ï×darts enlightened us with:
    > There have been recent questions about the psychoacoustic model
    > introduced a few versions back with ogg. Superior is arguable.

    Well, all I can say is that to my ears it is ;)

    > That almost sounds like one of those people who always respond with "RTFM"
    > or "Use Google, dummy!" Knowing your posts as well as I do, I have to think
    > you didn't mean it that way....

    No, indeed I didn't. It's just that I've spent quite some time working
    on that FAQ (all without being forced to do so, of course, so
    everything is relative here) so I'm sometimes a little grumpy when
    people don't use it to find a simple answer.

    Now that I look it up, the FAQ contains less information on OGG than I
    memorized... so here is a good answer for OP:

    There are several programs available for your OS (whatever it is) to
    convert MP3 files to WAV, and then encode those to OGG Vorbis. Some
    programs can even convert directly from MP3 to OGG. It's best though,
    to get a WAV from the original source (like an audio CD) and use that
    to create the OGG file.

    MeltDown
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    "MeltDown" <meltdownUSE@YOURunrealtower.imagination.org> wrote in message
    news:slrncl7fin.hi6.meltdownUSE@sybren.thirdtower.com...
    > Spitfire 1500 enlightened us with:
    > > I noticed the music directory has a bunch of .ogg files, but could
    onejust
    > > drop in some mp3s in there, remove the .oggs and it would play them?
    Doesn't
    > > seem like it would due to the file names.
    >
    > It isn't due to file names, it's due to file *format*. OGG files are
    > superior to MP3, so don't whine. Oh, and read our FAQ, since your
    > answer is in there already.

    "our" FAQ? saw one posted recently, and of course it didn't mention anything
    about changing music. And yes, I did check google.

    I wasn't whining about the merits of MP3 versus OGG Vorbis. My mentioning
    of the files was based on an observation. The filenames had like "dria.ogg"
    and seemed map-specific.
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