Happy Easter!

Just thought I’d post up a message saying – Happy Easter!

Um, and – now for the reason I made this post… I bought a couple of albums on Friday. One of them was ‘Parachutes’ by Coldplay, which has been one of my favourite albums for a long time – I’m just getting around to making my collection completely legal 😉

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And I also bought “Pet Sounds” by the Beach Boys. It’s a classic album, and for a good reason: it’s really good! It’s definitely worth a place in the collection of any music lover. Brian Wilson was (is) a musical genius, I’d post up a link or two but I’d have to find them first and I can’t be bothered right now.

Speaking of audio type stuff, I listen to music quite a lot on my computer. Up until now I’ve used MP3s, they’re pretty much the standard. However I’ve just got into “Ogg” files – basically an open-source standard for encoding audio, similar to MP3 except with better compression so that you get a better standard for a smaller filesize. A popular implementation of Ogg is Vorbis. For players, Winamp has native support for .ogg files (if you download the full version, as I found out the ‘Lite’ version only contains the basic file format support).

Anyway, there are lots of good points about using the .ogg format over .mp3, I recommend checking out Vorbis and having a look at the FAQ for more details 🙂

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