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    This is a list of hardware, from PDAs to DVD players, that can play Ogg
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This is a list of hardware of all categories, from chipsets to ready-to-use products, that support Ogg [[Vorbis]].
    Vorbis files.  Hopefully you can find what you want, if not, come back next
 
    week: several companies who can see the value and popularity of Vorbis are
 
    working to support it on their hardware.
 
    If you know of any other hardware or projects,
 
    please add them to the list.  More hardware info can be found at [http://www.xiph.org/ogg/vorbis/hardware.html].
 
  
==  Consumer products that support Vorbis natively ==
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Hardware support status for Ogg Vorbis is relatively good, you can choose between a huge number of mobile flash players, many HDD based players and a respectable number of Hi-Fi components. More than 50 different companies offer a total of more than a hundred products for virtually every application, there is even a knife that can play Ogg Vorbis now ;-). If you can't find a suitable player come back next week -- new products are added on a weekly basis, as many companies are working to support Vorbis on their hardware.
  
<ul>
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If you know of any hardware or projects that are not yet mentioned here, please add them to the list.
<li>[http://www.jensofsweden.com/ Jens Of Sweden]
 
<p>Offers the [http://www.jensofsweden.com/ MP-130], a portable player with flash memory in 128/256/512MB sizes. This appears to be a rebranded Iops player.
 
  
</p>
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== Consumer products ==
</li>
 
    <li>
 
        [http://www.neurosaudio.com/ Neuros] Digital Audio Computer
 
        <p>
 
            The Xiph.org Foundation has brought Vorbis playback to the Neuros Digital Audio
 
            Computer.  See <abbr title="Digital Innovations">DI</abbr>&#x2019;s
 
            [http://www.neurosaudio.com/press/news_item.aspx?itemID=80
 
                press release
 
            ] about the agreement. See the
 
            [http://www.neurosaudio.com/press/news_item.aspx?itemID=160 press release]
 
            about the [http://www.xiph.org/neurosetta/ beta vorbis firmware].
 
            The final version will be more optimized.
 
        </p>
 
        <p>
 
            <strong>UPDATE:</strong> DI recently released stable firmware version 1.45 (available
 
            at [http://www.neurosaudio.com/support/support_updates.asp their Support
 
            Updates page]); this is the first stable firmware release for the Neuros that
 
            includes Ogg Vorbis support.<br />
 
            Support for adding Ogg Vorbis files through the Neuros Sync Manager software is still
 
            in beta, but Xiph.org's [http://www.xiph.org/positron/ Positron] and Sean
 
            Starkey's [http://neurosdbm.sf.net/ Neuros Database Manipulator] both
 
            provide support for adding Ogg Vorbis files to the Neuros.
 
        </p>       
 
        <p>
 
    </li>
 
    <li>
 
        [http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/rioaudio/ Rio]
 
        [http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/shop/_templates/item_main_Rio.asp?model=220&amp;cat=56 Karma]
 
            http://empeg.comms.net/files/158359-pearlbuds.jpg
 
            This 20Gb portable player has Ogg Vorbis and [FLAC] support, and has been
 
            [http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000AQIFZ available from <em>Amazon</em>]
 
            in the United States since October 2003, currently for US$285 (the box also includes
 
            a US$20 mail-in rebate, valid if purchased before 2004-02-22).
 
        </p>
 
        <p>
 
            The unit should now be available from UK online retailers (e.g.,
 
            [http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000AQIFZ <em>Amazon UK</em>],
 
            currently for &#163;280), though full volume won&#x2019;t be available until mid-late
 
            January 2004. A full retail launch in Europe is likely to happen in 2004.
 
        </p>
 
        <p>
 
            [http://gear.ign.com <em>IGN</em>] have written
 
            [http://gear.ign.com/articles/433/433165p1.html preview] and
 
            [http://gear.ign.com/articles/458/458401p1.html review] articles about the Karma 20.
 
            [http://www.riovolution.com <em>Riovolution</em>] has a good
 
            [http://www.riovolution.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=15 Rio Karma forum] and a
 
                [http://www.riovolution.com/modules.php?name=News&amp;file=article&amp;sid=17
 
                nice gallery] of Rio Karma pictures.
 
            The official product annoucement was reported in
 
            [http://theregister.co.uk/content/54/32273.html <em>The Register</em>] and
 
            [http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/08/11/1830252 <em>Slashdot</em>];
 
            the Slashdot discussion included [http://slashdot.org/~pdh11 several informative
 
            comments] from a Rio employee.
 
        </p>
 
        <p>
 
            Note that firmware versions prior to 1.25 cause
 
            [http://www.riovolution.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=546 stability problems]
 
            for some people.
 
            [http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/support/rio/product.asp?prodID=113 Version 1.25]
 
            of the firmware fixes these problems, and also contains some
 
            [http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/support/rio/downloads/Karma/RioKarmaFlash_125.txt new features].
 
        </p>
 
        <p>
 
            Originally, Rio also planned to release a 40Gb version of the Rio Karma: the Rio Karma 40.
 
            Unfortunately, it now appears that the Karma 40 is on indefinite hold, due to problems
 
            sourcing the 40Gb hard drives from Hitachi.
 
        </p>
 
    </li>
 
    <li>
 
        [http://www.iriver.com/ iRiver] iHP-100, iHP-115, iHP-120, iGP-100, possibly others
 
        <p>
 
            In September 2003, iRiver released [http://www.iriver.com/company/news_view.asp?idx=355
 
            a new announcement] detailing their plans for Vorbis playback.
 
        </p>
 
        <p>
 
            In summary, most of their players are sure to support Vorbis, with the possible exception
 
            of the iFP-1xx line, and iMP-50, 100, and 150 line. Getting Vorbis running on
 
            the low-end iMP line may be difficult, and is quite difficult with the iFP-1xx
 
            line. The announcement has more details.
 
        </p>
 
        <p>
 
            Currently, firmware upgrades are available for the
 
            [http://www.iriver.com/product/info.asp?p_name=iHP-100 iHP-100] and
 
            [http://www.iriver.co.kr/product/info.asp?p_group=iHP&amp;p_name=iHP-115 iHP-115]
 
            (only available in Korea?), 10Gb and 15Gb portable players.
 
            The [http://www.iriver.com/product/info.asp?p_name=iHP-120 iHP-120],
 
            a 20GB portable player, and the [http://www.iriver.com/product/info.asp?p_name=iHP-140 iHP-140],
 
            a 40GB version, supports Vorbis playback out of the box.
 
            [http://gear.ign.com <em>IGN</em>] have reviews of the
 
            [http://gear.ign.com/articles/435/435472p1.html iHP-100] and
 
            [http://gear.ign.com/articles/457/457818p1.html iHP-120].
 
        </p>
 
        <p>
 
            The [http://www.iriveramerica.com/products/iGP-100.asp iGP-100],
 
            a 1.5Gb portable player, supports Vorbis,
 
            according to the FAQ, though no firmware upgrade appears to be required.
 
        </p>
 
<p>New models out mid-2004 that replace the iHP series:<br>
 
Portable harddrive players with 10GB, 20GB, 40GB; [http://www.iriver.com/product/info.asp?p_name=H140H110, H120, H140]<br>
 
Portable harddrive players with USB host function and colour display: [http://www.iriver.com/product/info.asp?p_name=H340 H320, H340]<br>
 
Portable media players with Linux OS and harddrive: [http://www.iriver.de/product/prod.php?p=PMP-140 PMP-120 and PMP-140]<br>
 
Portable flash memory players: [http://www.iriver.com/product/info.asp?p_name=iFP-1090 iFP-1090]; [http://www.iriver.com/product/info.asp?p_name=iFP-1095 iFP-1095]; [http://www.iriver.com/product/info.asp?p_name=iFP-900%20Series iFP900 Series]; [http://www.iriver.com/product/info.asp?p_name=iFP-800%20Series iFP800 Series]; [http://www.iriver.com/product/info.asp?p_name=iFP-700%20Series iFP700 Series];
 
</p>
 
    </li>
 
    <li>
 
        [http://www.phatnoise.com/products/index.php !PhatNoise&#x2019;s PhatBox],
 
        [http://www.kenwoodusa.com/excelon/excelonKeg.jsp Kenwood&#x2019;s Music Keg]
 
        (&#x201c;Powered by !PhatNoise&#x201d;)
 
        <p>
 
            These are in-car players that are installed into the trunk of your car and
 
            hooked up to your car stereo. Both players run ARM-Linux and
 
            support playback of [FLAC] files. Beta firmware to support Ogg Vorbis is available at
 
            [http://phatbox.sixpak.org/phatbox/ogg.phtml
 
                http://phatbox.sixpak.org/phatbox/ogg.phtml].
 
        </p>
 
    </li>
 
    <li>
 
        [http://www.kiss-technology.com/ KISS Technology&#x2019;s] DP-450
 
        and DP-500 DVD Players (and others?)
 
        <p>
 
            These DVD players can play .ogg files from CD-Rs and CD-!RWs (but
 
            reportedly have trouble with UTF-8 comments that aren&#x2019;t also ASCII), as
 
            well as DivX (but not !DivX Vorbis). Reportedly, other DVD players from
 
            KISS Technology also support Vorbis.
 
        </p>
 
        <p>
 
            <strong>There are reportedly problems with some versions of the
 
            firmware (2.6.6 &#x2264; <i>x</i> &#60; 2.7.1)</strong>, where playback is awful for a
 
            bitrates greater than 128Kb/s.
 
        </p>
 
    </li>
 
    <li>
 
        [http://www.kenwood.com/ Kenwood's] VRS-N8100, DVF-N7080
 
        <p>
 
            The new line of networked hi-fi components are supposed to decode Ogg Vorbis over the
 
            Ethernet port: the A/V receiver VRS-N8100 and the DVD player DVF-N7080. They are
 
            available in Germany in September.
 
        </p>
 
    <li>
 
        [http://www.mpsharp.com/ MPST Digital Jukebox]
 
        <p>
 
            The MPST Digital Jukebox is a Linux PC designed for audio playback
 
            and sold as a stereo component, which of course can play Vorbis.
 
        </p>
 
    </li>
 
    <li>
 
        [http://www.ifreemax.com/ Freemax] FW-960
 
        <p>
 
            This hardware manufacturer&#x2019;s new CD-R portable
 
            supports Ogg Vorbis playback out of the box. It will have 48 hours
 
            of WMA playback if an external battery pack (2 AA batteries) is used.
 
            In Korea, its retail price is 189,000 KRW, or approximately 160 USD.
 
        </p>
 
        <p>
 
            More information is available (in Korean) on the product page for the
 
            [http://www.ifreemax.com/html/product.shtml FreeMax FW-960].
 
        </p>
 
        <p>
 
            The !FreeMax FW-960 is also known as the mpman MP-CD550.
 
        </p>
 
    </li>
 
    <li>
 
        <p>
 
            [http://www.umax.de Umax/Yamada] have a few standalone DVD players that support
 
            Vorbis.
 
        </p>
 
    </li>
 
    <li>
 
        <p>
 
            [http://www.neuston.com Neuston] provides a standalone DVD player (model DVX-1201)
 
            that supports Vorbis.
 
        </p>
 
    </li>
 
    <li>
 
        [http://www.samsungusa.com/ Samsung]
 
        <p>
 
            The MCD-CM600 is now available in Korea.  It is a CD portable that can play Vorbis, MP3, and WMA.
 
            [http://www.kbench.com/hardware/?no=22319&amp;pg=4 Page with photo of MCD-CM600].
 
            [http://www.kbench.com/iview.jsp?file=/kbench/article/2003_10/k22319p4n10.jpg Closeup of MCD-CM600].
 
        </p>
 
<p>
 
The [http://samsung.ca/cgi-bin/nasecabc/en/b2c/product/product_detail.jsp?LoginFlag=NO&prod_path=%2fConsumer+Products%2fTV,+Video+%26+Audio%2fDigital+Products%2fYepp&prod_id=YP-60V/XAC YP-60V] is a portable 256MB player, that comes with additional functions for athletes.
 
</p>
 
    </li>
 
    <li>
 
        [http://www.exonion.com/ Havin] Exonion HVC-400E,
 
        also known as
 
        [http://www.princeton.co.jp/ Princeton] Pocket Beat airCD
 
        <p>
 
            The Havin HVC-400E, also known as the Princeton airCD
 
            is probably on sale in Japan since late November, 2003.
 
        </p>
 
    </li>
 
</ul>
 
<br>
 
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== Consumer products that support Vorbis via third-party software ==
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The following music players support Ogg Vorbis either out of the box or after a firmware upgrade:
  
<ul>
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* [[PortablePlayers|Portable players (mobile players)]]:
    <li>
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:[[PortablePlayers/Flash|Flash Memory Storage]]
        [http://www.palm.com/products/handhelds/tungsten-t/ Palm Tungsten T]
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:[[PortablePlayers/Harddisk|Harddisk Storage]]
        <p>
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:[[PortablePlayers/Others#CD.2FDVD_Audio_Players|CD/DVD Audio Players]]
            Using
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:[[PortablePlayers/Others#Mobile_Phones|Mobile Phones]]
            [http://www.pocket-tunes.com/
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:[[PortablePlayers/Others#Others|Others]]
                NormSoft&#x2019;s Pocket Tunes software]
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* [[StaticPlayers|Static players (installed players)]]:
            ($14.95, free 15-day trial), or
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:[[StaticPlayers#Hi-Fi_components|Hi-Fi components]]
            [http://www.aerodromesoftware.com/
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:[[StaticPlayers#Car_Audio|Car Audio]]
                AeroPlayer]
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:[[StaticPlayers#Media_Storage|Media Storage]]
            (free), the Palm Tungsten T can play Vorbis files.
 
        </p>
 
    </li>
 
    <li>
 
        [http://www.sonyericsson.com/P800/ Sony Ericsson P800]
 
        <p>
 
            With Ogg Play from [http://www.geocities.com/p800tools http://www.geocities.com/p800tools], you can play
 
            Ogg Vorbis.
 
        </p>
 
    </li>
 
    <li>
 
        [http://www.sharp-usa.com/products/TypeLanding/0,1056,112,00.html
 
            Sharp&#x2019;s Zaurus
 
        ]
 
        <p>
 
            The Zaurus, a very flexible PDA which runs Linux, can play Vorbis
 
            files with a variety of software, including a
 
            [http://www.killefiz.de/zaurus/showdetail.php?app=617 plugin]
 
            for the default media player,
 
            [http://www.killefiz.de/zaurus/showdetail.php?app=423 xmms],
 
            [http://www.killefiz.de/zaurus/showdetail.php?app=201 ogg123],
 
            [http://www.killefiz.de/zaurus/showdetail.php?app=803 mplayer],
 
            or [http://www.thekompany.com/embedded/tkcplayer/ theKompany.com&#x2019;s tkcPlayer].
 
        </p>
 
    </li>
 
    <li>
 
        [http://english.gamepark.com/ Game Park 32]
 
        <p>
 
          The GP32, an arm9tdmi portable console with much hackability (gcc3 toolchain,
 
          expandable memory), has
 
          [http://www.gp32x.com/gp32download.php?do_what=fileinfo&amp;id=297 a Vorbis player] available.
 
      </p>
 
    </li>
 
</ul>
 
<br>
 
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== Projects to support Vorbis ==
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For hardware that is able to run third-party software (such as PDAs and video game consoles), please visit [[VorbisSoftwarePlayers]].
  
<ul>
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== Non-consumer products ==
    <!-- Announced consumer products -->
 
    <li>
 
        [http://www.dioneer.com/ Dioneer]
 
        <p>
 
            Their new players due out in July or August will support Ogg Vorbis
 
            playback out of the box, according to
 
            [http://www.dt.co.kr/print.html?gisaid=2003042402012267701001
 
              <em>The Digital Times</em>] (Korean).
 
        </p>
 
    </li>
 
    <li>
 
        [http://www.nextway.co.kr/ Nextway]
 
        <p>
 
            Announced at IFA 2003 in Berlin, Nextway will be selling
 
            portables with USB host capabilities. It will have no memory of its
 
            own, but will use external memory/external readers to access
 
            smartmedia cards, memory sticks, compact flash,
 
            external !HDDs, and more. Retail price is planned to be around
 
            50,000 KRW, or approx. 42 USD. Vorbis firmware is planned to be
 
            released in November, according to
 
    [http://www.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/20030917/080300000020030917145246K9.html
 
              <em>Yohnap News Agency</em>] (Korean) and
 
    [http://www.nextway.co.kr/etc/hostplayer.html
 
              a Nextway news article] (Korean).
 
        </p>
 
    </li>
 
    <li>
 
        [http://www.mpman.com/ mpman]
 
        <p>
 
            Mpman will be releasing a 1.5Gb 1&#x2033; HDD portable that can play Vorbis.
 
            There&#x2019;s no mention of it on the website, but an external
 
            [http://www.austinv.com/mpman_ifa.htm preview] is available.
 
        </p>
 
        <p>
 
            Mpman will also be offering the MP-CD550, the international version
 
            of the FreeMax FW-960.
 
        </p>
 
    </li>
 
    <li>
 
        [http://www.iops.co.kr iops] MFP-3xx players
 
        <p>
 
            Rumours say that iops plans to release
 
            [http://www.iops.co.kr/home/iops_product.html
 
            four flash-based Vorbis portables] in December 2003.
 
            The specs are very impressive.
 
        </p>
 
    </li>
 
    <!-- Planned software (firmware or third-party) -->
 
    <li>
 
        Apple [http://www.apple.com/ipod/ iPod]
 
        <p>
 
            Independently of Apple, [http://ipodlinux.sourceforge.net/ some people] have
 
            [http://www.uclinux.org/ µClinux] (Linux
 
            for CPUs without !MMUs) running on this.  Right now, they are
 
            decoding Vorbis at 80% realtime, with hope for improvement.
 
        </p>
 
    </li>
 
    <!-- Announcements of interest, rumours, etc -->
 
    <li>
 
        [http://www.frontierlabs.com/ Frontier Labs]
 
        <p>
 
            Frontier Labs are independently investigating the possibility of
 
            Ogg Vorbis support on the Nex !IIe. Details are not known at
 
            the moment. The [http://www.frontierlabs.com/NEXIA.html Nex iA]
 
            is advertised as supporting &#x201c;emerging formats such as Ogg Vorbis
 
            through firmware upgrades&#x201d;. At present, the available firmware upgrades do
 
            not provide Vorbis support.
 
        </p>
 
    </li>
 
    <!-- Cancelled projects -->
 
    <li>
 
        [http://www.pontis.de/site_e/produkte/pl_600_e.htm
 
            Pontis SP600 Portable MP3 Player
 
        ]
 
        <p>
 
            Pontis announced in the middle of 2002 that they would &#x2018;soon&#x2019; release
 
            a firmware upgrade to allow their SP600 portable player to play Vorbis files.
 
            Unfortunately, after 18 months of silence, Pontis finally decided (in November 2003)
 
            that a firmware upgrade for the SP600 was not possible, due to CPU and memory constraints.
 
        </p>
 
    </li>
 
</ul>
 
<br>
 
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== Vorbis in Silicon (non-consumer products) ==
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This is Vorbis in Silicon, meaning chips from which actual consumer products can be built.
  
<ul>
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;[http://www.finearch.com/english FineArch]: FineArch, Inc. developed a hardware core and control software for decoding Vorbis.  This technology can be integrated into portable players or cell phones, and since it runs at only 12MHz, it uses very little battery power.  It supports files up to 64Kb/s, but could be scaled to 16MHz and 128Kb/s, at the expense of battery life.  For more information, see FineArch&#x2019;s [http://www.finearch.com/english/news/pr_20030715/pr_20030715.htm press release].
    <li>
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        [http://oggonachip.sourceforge.net/ Ogg On A Chip]
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;[http://www.mcslogic.com/ MCS Logic]: MCS Logic creates single chip decoders that can play Ogg Vorbis. They supply the Vorbis decoding chips for Havin and Freemax.
        <p>
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            A hardware/software implementation with a good report showing how
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;[http://oggbox.nathandumont.com/ OggBox]: An open hardware project aiming for a small sized Ogg Vorbis hardware platform (based on ARM Cortex M3 and VS1053b/VS8053 DSP).
            to make !FPGAs and the like to decode Vorbis streams.
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        </p>
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;[http://oggonachip.sourceforge.net/ Ogg On A Chip]: A hardware/software implementation with a good report showing how to make FPGAs and the like to decode Vorbis streams.
    </li>
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    <li>
+
;[http://www.sigmatel.com/ SigmaTel]: SigmaTel makes several chips which support Ogg Vorbis decoding. After this quote years ago, we knew it was only a matter of time:
        [http://www.finearch.com/english FineArch]
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<blockquote>"<i>I talked to Deborah Clark, product marketing engineer for audio chipmaker Sigmatel out of Austin, Tex. She is the company's expert in audio decoders. She says there is a growing base of support for Ogg Vorbis. "We can't keep paying these high licensing fees for this. Manufacturers would flock to something that's free." </i></blockquote>
        <p>
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:from a 2000 [http://www.forbes.com/2000/09/18/dvorak_index.html column in Forbes]
            !FineArch, Inc. developed a hardware core and control software for
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            decoding Vorbis.  This technology can be integrated into portable
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:Some STMP3500-based devices supports Ogg Vorbis, but there are no notes about this on SigmaTel-website.
            players or cell phones, and since it runs at only 12MHz, it uses
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            very little battery power.  It supports files up to 64Kb/s, but
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:SigmaTel introduces the STMP3600 with support for Ogg Vorbis, MP3, AAC, WMA and more.[http://www.finanznachrichten.de/nachrichten-2005-10/artikel-5493211.asp]
            could be scaled to 16MHz and 128Kb/s, at the expense of battery
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            life.  For more information, see !FineArch&#x2019;s
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;[http://www.tamulsite.co.kr Tamul Multimedia]: Tamul Multimedia manufactures decoding chips for Samsung.  They claim they have Ogg Vorbis decoding firmware, according to [http://www.dt.co.kr/print.html?gisaid=2003031002011367704002 <em>The Digital Times</em>] (Korean).
            [http://www.finearch.com/english/news/pr_20030715/pr_20030715.htm  
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                press release].
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;[http://www.telechips.com Telechips]: Telechips has developed the TCC72x, a single chip decoder that can play Vorbis. The TCC72x series is based on on an ARM940T core, and it is used widely in Korea for players such as Iops or MobiBlu.
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;[http://www.vlsi.fi/ VLSI Solution Oy]: VLSI provides two Ogg Vorbis capable chips.
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        [http://www.mcslogic.com/ MCS Logic]
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:[http://www.vlsi.fi/en/products/vs1000.shtml VS1000] is an Ogg Vorbis decoder and controller chip based on a 16-bit DSP.
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            MCS Logic creates single chip decoders that can play Ogg Vorbis. They supply
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:[http://www.vlsi.fi/en/products/vs1053.shtml VS1053] is a low-power "MP3 decoder" chip based on the same DSP. What makes the IC unique is that it can both decode and [http://www.vlsi.fi/en/support/software/vs10xxapplications.html encode] Ogg Vorbis files. There are several different quality settings to choose from varying from narrowband speech to high-quality stereo music.
            the Vorbis decoding chips for Havin and Freemax.
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== See also ==
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* [[Theora Hardware]]
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        [http://www.telechips.com Telechips]
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[[Category:Vorbis]]
        <p>
 
            Telechips has developed the TCC72x, a single chip decoder that can play Vorbis.
 
            The TCC72x series is based on on an ARM940T core, and it is used widely in
 
            Korea for players such as Iops or MobiBlu.
 
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    <li>
 
        [http://www.tamulsite.co.kr Tamul Multimedia]
 
        <p>
 
            Tamul Multimedia manufactures decoding chips for Samsung.  They claim
 
            they have Ogg Vorbis decoding firmware, according to
 
            [http://www.dt.co.kr/print.html?gisaid=2003031002011367704002
 
              <em>The Digital Times</em>] (Korean).
 
        </p>
 
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        [http://www.sigmatel.com/ SigmaTel]
 
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            SigmaTel hasn't announced anything that we've heard, but we do like this quote:
 
<blockquote>
 
I talked to Deborah Clark, product marketing engineer for audio chipmaker Sigmatel out of Austin, Tex. She is the company's expert in audio decoders. She says there is a growing base of support for Ogg Vorbis. "We can't keep paying these high licensing fees for this. Manufacturers would flock to something that's free."
 
</blockquote> from a 2000 [http://www.forbes.com/2000/09/18/dvorak_index.html column in Forbes]
 

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This is a list of hardware of all categories, from chipsets to ready-to-use products, that support Ogg Vorbis.

Hardware support status for Ogg Vorbis is relatively good, you can choose between a huge number of mobile flash players, many HDD based players and a respectable number of Hi-Fi components. More than 50 different companies offer a total of more than a hundred products for virtually every application, there is even a knife that can play Ogg Vorbis now ;-). If you can't find a suitable player come back next week -- new products are added on a weekly basis, as many companies are working to support Vorbis on their hardware.

If you know of any hardware or projects that are not yet mentioned here, please add them to the list.

Consumer products

The following music players support Ogg Vorbis either out of the box or after a firmware upgrade:

Flash Memory Storage
Harddisk Storage
CD/DVD Audio Players
Mobile Phones
Others
Hi-Fi components
Car Audio
Media Storage

For hardware that is able to run third-party software (such as PDAs and video game consoles), please visit VorbisSoftwarePlayers.

Non-consumer products

This is Vorbis in Silicon, meaning chips from which actual consumer products can be built.

FineArch
FineArch, Inc. developed a hardware core and control software for decoding Vorbis. This technology can be integrated into portable players or cell phones, and since it runs at only 12MHz, it uses very little battery power. It supports files up to 64Kb/s, but could be scaled to 16MHz and 128Kb/s, at the expense of battery life. For more information, see FineArch’s press release.
MCS Logic
MCS Logic creates single chip decoders that can play Ogg Vorbis. They supply the Vorbis decoding chips for Havin and Freemax.
OggBox
An open hardware project aiming for a small sized Ogg Vorbis hardware platform (based on ARM Cortex M3 and VS1053b/VS8053 DSP).
Ogg On A Chip
A hardware/software implementation with a good report showing how to make FPGAs and the like to decode Vorbis streams.
SigmaTel
SigmaTel makes several chips which support Ogg Vorbis decoding. After this quote years ago, we knew it was only a matter of time:
"I talked to Deborah Clark, product marketing engineer for audio chipmaker Sigmatel out of Austin, Tex. She is the company's expert in audio decoders. She says there is a growing base of support for Ogg Vorbis. "We can't keep paying these high licensing fees for this. Manufacturers would flock to something that's free."
from a 2000 column in Forbes
Some STMP3500-based devices supports Ogg Vorbis, but there are no notes about this on SigmaTel-website.
SigmaTel introduces the STMP3600 with support for Ogg Vorbis, MP3, AAC, WMA and more.[1]
Tamul Multimedia
Tamul Multimedia manufactures decoding chips for Samsung. They claim they have Ogg Vorbis decoding firmware, according to The Digital Times (Korean).
Telechips
Telechips has developed the TCC72x, a single chip decoder that can play Vorbis. The TCC72x series is based on on an ARM940T core, and it is used widely in Korea for players such as Iops or MobiBlu.
VLSI Solution Oy
VLSI provides two Ogg Vorbis capable chips.
VS1000 is an Ogg Vorbis decoder and controller chip based on a 16-bit DSP.
VS1053 is a low-power "MP3 decoder" chip based on the same DSP. What makes the IC unique is that it can both decode and encode Ogg Vorbis files. There are several different quality settings to choose from varying from narrowband speech to high-quality stereo music.

See also