Monday, May 15, 2017

The MP3 format is officially dead

If you grew up in the 90s and early 2000s, you probably still remember downloading MP3 files to build your music collection, and burn up to 10 times as many of these onto audio discs than you could with traditional CD tracks. I didn’t just remind you of MP3s to make you feel old first thing on a Monday morning; I also wanted you to know that the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits – the German agency that invented the audio format and licenses some patents for it – has officially terminated its licensing program. This doesn’t mean that MP3s…

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