Voicemail Emails With MP3 ?

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Aaphid
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Voicemail Emails With MP3 ?

Post by Aaphid » Mon May 10, 2010 8:23 pm

Is there any chance the VoIP voicemail service could email us with an mp3 file instead of wav?

GMail will only play mp3's.

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Re: Voicemail Emails With MP3 ?

Post by Dazzled » Mon May 10, 2010 9:59 pm

WAV (like flac and ogg) is a free format, and playable on just about anything. MP3 is lossy, but more importantly, non-free, and you won't need reminding how ridiculous Australian so-called "intellectual property" laws can be, even if many of us didn't pay. MP3 codecs are usually hosted at obscure eastern European locations where the Yank lawyers can't go.

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Re: Voicemail Emails With MP3 ?

Post by Aaphid » Mon May 17, 2010 8:56 pm

Dazzled wrote:MP3 is lossy, but more importantly, non-free
Fair enough.

Does anyone know how much it would cost for Exetel to use mp3?

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Re: Voicemail Emails With MP3 ?

Post by Dazzled » Mon May 17, 2010 9:47 pm

Non-free affects users' computers too. Many of us have obtained third party codecs, but the Australian enforcement of the US notion of copyright makes the legal status unclear. You paid a royalty if you bought a legit copy of Windows. Iffy with open source devices. I can't imagine a single user getting into strife, but I would want advice before organising it - look at what happened to Iinet.

MP3 is hosted here http://www.medibuntu.org/, If you actually connect to the repo you will have a very interesting trip through eastern Europe.

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