windows encoders are able to actually stream music across the net.
That would only contribute to the machine, stay away from license style codecs. Most audio formats are "streamable" in the classical sense.
Hell even mp3 has restrictions, your best bet is to take the zero patent approach and use OGG Vorbis. Support is growing very rapidly, not only that but sound quality is better (IMHO) than mp3 at lower bitrates ( < 96 kbit/s).
I have actually stopped encoding into mp3. All audio that needs to be compressed is encoded using OGG Vorbis.
The primary purpose of the DATA statement is to give names to constants; instead of referring to pi as 3.141592653589793 at every appearance, the variable PI can be given that value with a DATA statement and used instead of the longer form of the constant. This also simplifies modifying the program, should the value of pi change.
-- FORTRAN manual for Xerox Computers