Discussion in 'Digital Sources' started by Will S., May 14, 2017.
Eh ... it's just Fraunhofer's "patents" that have expired. Which is interesting in that most weren't legally recognized anyway.
I just celebrated by downloading a couple new albums from Amazon ... <G>
The rumours of mp3's death have been greatly exaggerated.
"The developer of the format announced this week that it has officially terminated its licensing program."
Gizmode-oh-doh had it wrong (click-bait ... them????)
Fruithopper has no right to license MP3 to anyone anymore.
The licensing was not stopped because mp3 is obsolete but simply because all patents on the codec have expired.
Since no one owns the rights to mp3 now no one can license it.
EXACTLY - now they should call it FMP3 or FiMP - for Free MP3
heh...that ship sailed on the open source ocean 19 years ago.
Not really they had to pay Freihofer for the codec or get a written release.
I have yet to create my first mp3, and now its dead?
[holds out hope for the same with cell phones]
Will never die, now that it is free tech.
Actually they did neither. Read up on LAME.
Darn it... I was hoping it will.
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