I want my mp3

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Post » Tue May 02, 2017 11:29 pm

On April 23, 2017, Technicolor's mp3 licensing program for certain mp3 related patents and software of Technicolor and Fraunhofer IIS has been terminated.

We thank all of our licensees for their great support in making mp3 the defacto audio codec in the world, during the past two decades.

The development of mp3 started in the late 80s at Fraunhofer IIS, based on previous development results at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Although there are more efficient audio codecs with advanced features available today, mp3 is still very popular amongst consumers. However, most state-of-the-art media services such as streaming or TV and radio broadcasting use modern ISO-MPEG codecs such as the AAC family or in the future MPEG-H. Those can deliver more features and a higher audio quality at much lower bitrates compared to mp3.

https://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/en/ff/amm ... s/mp3.html
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Post » Wed May 03, 2017 7:24 am

As soon as you read the subject title, Dire Straights pops into your head. Thanks for the 'ear worm' newt :)

Bout time about mp3 also.
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Post » Wed May 03, 2017 2:27 pm

Heh.
Well I'm wondering if we still need it.
As I recall it would help with some of the issues with support in some of the browsers, and it is still the standard for handing out music files.
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Post » Fri May 05, 2017 7:46 am

Did never know about this.
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