Cool. This Harvard Journal of Law and Technology panel includes a speech by Eben Moglen (the very sharp GC for the FSF) that is encoded using Speex (a Free Software patent-free audio compression format designed for speech). One of the first publicly available Speex archive files I’ve seen…excellent. High quality, low size (8 MBish for 85 minute talk).
I had to transcode to MP3 for my player (so I can listen on train to work), and though it’s even smaller, the quailty is noticably worse; quite “mushy”. It works, but I want a Speex plugin!