So I was at Target the other day. Usually I only go to Target when I need lawn chairs and/or socks, but this time I was looking to buy a new television for cheap.
Target looks pretty much like it always has, but this time I noted something interesting: for N years running, they have had low-end portable CD players going for about $50. But the last time I looked, they were just plain old CD players. Now they can also play CDRWs, and discs full of MP3s. An interesting development! I wonder when there'll be OGG support. I don't care much about the whole patent status thing, but OGG is just better as an audio format -- better fidelity in less space.
In other MP3 news, I'm going to try wrapping up the Apache::MP3 localization project soon. Of course, there will be new language modules trickling in forever, but I think I'm basically done with the changes that needed to be made to the core of Apache/MP3.pm itself. As I expected, support for right-to-left languages was the hard part, requiring several changes and an occasional hack.