|From:||Sebastian Pipping <webmaster-AT-hartwork.org>|
|Subject:||Xiph.Org Foundation releases libSpiff 1.0.0|
|Date:||Tue, 23 Sep 2008 19:10:33 +0200|
Hello LWN! Would be great if you could make a news post from this: ===================================================================== Xiph.Org Foundation releases libSpiff 1.0.0 ===================================================================== After two years of continuous development libSpiff  1.0.0 has been released . libSpiff is the official reference implementation for XSPF  by the Xiph.Org Foundation , which brought Open Media formats like Vorbis, Flac and Speex to life. XSPF is their take on building a playlist format. As Lucas Gonze realized in his <Survey of playlist formats>  "[.. playlists] fail to excite the imagination of many people [..]", although at the same time they see value in concepts that build on the idea of a playlist: best-of-albums and the set of ratings they feed into their media player directly or indirectly over time. XSPF tries to open up for today's applications of playlists like content resolution - think listening to the same music without having access to the same files - while at the same time providing a solid and extensible Free and Open Standard playlist format denominator for present and future media players to build upon. libSpiff implements reading and writing of XSPF files and can act both as a scrict validator or as a loose interpreter, so end users do not have to suffer from the invalidity of playlists found on the web. Currently, libSpiff powers XSPF handling in Herrie , OpenMoko's media player  and foo_xspf  - an XSPF plugin for Foobar2000 . At BountyUp.com  there is an open task to implement XSPF support using libSpiff in Songbird  with a current raise of 1,000. Something for you?  http://libspiff.sourceforge.net/  http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=869248  http://xspf.org/  http://xiph.org/  http://gonze.com/playlists/playlist-format-survey.html  http://herrie.info/  http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Main_Page  http://sourceforge.net/projects/fooxspf  http://foobar2000.org/  http://www.bountyup.com/bounty/XPSFForSongbird  http://getsongbird.com/ ===================================================================== Thanks in advance, Sebastian
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