A history lesson: How we almost lost Ogg Vorbis support on all MP3 players

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Until today (where I stumbled over an article describing the problem) I was never aware of the fact that we almost lost support for Ogg Vorbis on all MP3 players. And that would have been a pity, because quite a lot of my music is stored as Ogg Vorbis - and yes, my portable player, the IAudio U2 plays Ogg Vorbis!

So, what happened almost? Back in 2005 Microsoft introduced the new Windows Media DRM, codename Janus. It was brand new and was supposed to be used together with Windows Media Player 10.

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