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by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Jul 16, 2008 02:36 PM
Thanks for joining us in advocating for Play Ogg!

Step 2 — Get VLC!

Install VLC media player

For Microsoft Windows | For Mac OS X | All platforms

VLC media player is a highly portable, free software multimedia player for Ogg and various other audio and video formats and streaming protocols.

Step 3—Tell a friend about Play Ogg!

Here's a brief letter you can send to your friends and family. Please only contact people who know you personally. Spam hurts our efforts.

Send the email directly from your desktop mail client, or copy and paste the following into an email.

I'm writing today to ask you to support the Play Ogg campaign (http://playogg.org).

Are you tired of constantly being prompted to download proprietary software and plugins to play the videos and listen to the music you want? Are you fed up with seeing new gadgets that only use incompatible and restrictive audio and video formats? Did you know that it's not a lack of technological know-how that causes this, but software patents and other legal restrictions?

Increasingly proprietary software companies like Microsoft, Apple and Adobe are pushing video and audio formats that restrict access and restrict software developers, but there is an alternative that can be played on all computers without restriction — Ogg.

Ogg provides professional grade multimedia formats. Ogg is used extensively by free software projects, artists and a growing number of music and video distributors.

Soon over a million children and their families will be receiving the One Laptop per Child XO computer designed to play and create Ogg files. By advocating now for Ogg we can help ensure that those children will gain access to, and not be unnecessarily restricted from thousands of educational resources and materials on the web.

Join us in advocating for Ogg right now by taking 3 Easy Steps: join the Play Ogg action alerts list, download the VLC multimedia software, and encourage others to do the same.

Start here: http://playogg.org/

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