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Ogg Vorbis 1.1

This is actually quite old news (in that it came to light over a month ago) but I’ve only just heard about the release candidate of Ogg Vorbis 1.1. It’s been nearly a year since 1.0.1, a maintenance release which brought some slight improvements in sound quality and bugfixes.
This new release includes much of the code that went into aoTuV, an optimised fork of Ogg Vorbis that resulted in higher quality output, especially at lower bitrates. This, and the various other improvements that are included in the release, will mean that newly-encoded Ogg Vorbis files will sound much better in future. Best of all, it’s backwards-compatible with the 1.0 decoder.
The official Ogg Vorbis site, seems to be somewhat silent on the matter – in fact, it hasn’t been updated in 6 months now. A shame because this release is a significant improvement that makes OV far more competitive.

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