In last couple decades MP3, the digital audio coding format for digital audio changed the way we listen to music. Now MP3 is dead!, the developer of the format announced this week that the license for MP3 has terminated.
Fraunhofer Society, A German foundation, which owns the patent for MP3 and licenses it, has announced that it’ll no longer be supporting the MP3 format. Because they believe that batter way to store audio files has arrived such as AAC — or “Advanced Audio Coding.”
The same German foundation developed the new AAC audio format. So according to the foundation, retirement of MP3 will help other formats to come in the main stream.
This is what Fraunhofer Foundation’s official statement has to say:
On April 23, 2017, Technicolor’s mp3 licensing program for certain mp3 related patents and software of Technicolor and Fraunhofer IIS has been ended.
But, MP3’s termination won’t stop users to stop listening to music in the MP3 format. As people won’t need a license use this service. This going to be a historic move to give a chance to other audio formats.
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