MP3 Audio Format Is Officially Dead!
MP3 Audio Format Is Officially Dead!

Fraunhofer Insititute for Integrated Circuits which owns the patent for MP3 audio format and licenses it, has just announced that it will be no longer support the format. People will continue to use MP3 as they don’t need a license.

MP3 Audio Format Is Officially Dead!

MP3 the popular music file format is approaching its inevitable death. Well, the file format had helped Apple and Spotify become music monsters. People still choose MP3 format over other music file format, but its license is being terminated.

Fraunhofer Insititute for Integrated Circuits which owns the patent for MP3 audio format and licenses it, has just announced that it will be no longer support the format. Well, now you all must be wondering the possible reason behind it?

The Creator believes that there are better ways to store music nowadays. The retirement of MP3 audio format will help those formats. Here’s what Fraunhofer Institute’s official statement said:

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

The institute says that nowadays well-known streaming, TV, or radio service providers are using ISO-MPEG codecs like AAC family or MPEG-H. So, is this the end of MP3? Well, people will continue to use MP3 as they don’t need a license.

The move to terminate the license of the MP3 file format is in favor of superior audio format. So, what do you think about this? Share your views in the comment box below.



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