Posted by: Nathan Willis
on October 10, 2006 11:53 AM
I don't know where you got that quoted phrase, but it wasn't from the article.
In fact, MP3FS is far more useful than a transcoding-and-copying script.
It is automatic
It is transparent to the devices
It takes no preparation on the user's part
It uses zero disk space
It can be remounted at any bitrate
it can be used simultaneously by an unlimited number of devices and applications
And who said anything about breaking the law? MP3 encoder licenses are not difficult to get or expensive, for those who live in a place where the law requires them. In fact there are some companies who pay for license fees to distribute them free to Linux users.