Talk:Vorbis Hardware

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Some stats to write down in here: The new VorbisHardware Wiki has been up since 16:29, 27 Aug 2004. Now, one month later this site had more than 4600 visits (grabbed from counter on the bottom). The page is 8.5 screen units to scroll on my 1024px high monitor. Time to reconsider a split of contents as mentioned above? --Bodo 14:49, 29 Sep 2004 (PDT)

Page split

Hi, anyone else thinks the VorbisHardware page could be splitted into 4...6 sub pages in order to structure the growing content?

What about

  • portable hardware players
  • static hardware players
  • third party software in hardware
  • Projects
  • Embedded

?? Comments, please!


Now that new Vorbis gadget seem to come in on a weekly basis, I agree that a page split is inevitable. --ingmar

Spam problem

Guys, these outrageous spam attacks have to stop! It is always the same IP ranges 60.25.x.x. Is there a way to block updates from such IPs in MediaWiki ?

Lately there seems to be some regular expression checks before a post is allowed. It seems that also the term "com" is blocked. How are we supposed links to companies if "com" is forbidden ? Also I can't access the site anymore with my beloved Opera, and it takes ages with other browsers. Is this related somehow ?

I just did a test (on the Sandbox page) and linking to "" worked fine - could you be more specific about what is being disallowed? I've noticed the slowdown as well - I'll ask the relevent people to look into it.

Update: we've looked into the slowdown problem, and it should now be fixed (it was a strange redirect loop). It looks like this was probably also what made Opera not work at all, so you should be able to use that now (we don't have opera, though, so we didn't test that).

Ok, it works now again. Thanks.

product description scheme

Could we also agree on a scheme how and what information about products is posted ? Current scheme is mostly ok, but there are some crappy entries. I'd keep company name first, linked to international company site -- it's confusing if it is used to directly link to the product in question.

Then follow the unlinked names of the products. In the text itself the product names should be linked to their respective sites. Also a short discription of other features would be nice, not just 'supports vorbis'. Then about third party links: only one review per product should be linked, extra photo links and other bullcrap can be skipped. Maybe some firmware links if necessary.

Ingmar (updatemeister)

Forgot: entries should be sorted alphabetically.

Other comments

Anyone know anything about Frontierlabs and the NEX ia? I have emailed their techsupport numerous times, to try and find out how they are progressing with their Ogg support (if at all), but have never received a reply...

They used to say they were working on it (for the Nex II) but they stopped answering. That was a couple years ago. I don't think they'll ever support Ogg on the Nexia. Sorry. It's a nice player in other regards, though behind the times in terms of hardware performance. It gets about 10 hours of playtime (mp3) on two AA cells where other players get more time than that on one AAA cell.