Developers quit to make MP3 devices

Tuesday 16 May 2017 2 weeks ago 18   New York   Print

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Report  Web desk : NEW YORK: The developer of the MP3 format, which used to be at one point the pioneering sound format, has announced it has discontinued its early digital audio codec. According to details, the licensing agreement for the MP3 format has ended as the developer has ceded to more versatile audio formats for audio files. As per media reports, Fraunhofer Institute, which originally licensed MP3 formats to software developers, said newer MPEG codecs such as AAC “can deliver more features and a higher audio quality at much lower bitrates compared to MP3.” This will certainly not impact the sound industry in a huge way since streaming and other services have already switched to newer formats. But MP3 format was a force to be reckoned with at one point in time and it had a resounding impact on the sound industry. Owing to its format, the MP3 made audio compact and shareable. 02