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RIP MP3: Your Favourite Digital Music Format Is Officially Dead

RIP MP3: Your Favourite Digital Music Format Is Officially Dead  
If you are Smartphone user you must be aware of the term “MP3,” yes you guess it correct it the same file format in which you save most of your Music. But now the file format is officially dead.
"The death of the MP3 was announced in a conference room in Erlangen, Germany, in the spring of 1995."

But now, 22 years later, the MP3 truly is dead, according to the people who invented it. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, a division of the state-funded German research institution that bankrolled the MP3's development in the late '80s, recently announced that its "licensing program for certain MP3 related patents and software of Technicolor and Fraunhofer IIS has been terminated."

Fraunhofer IIS – the people who gave birth to the popular audio format in 1988, have halted its licensing program to various software developers who want to distribute decoders/encoders for the MP3platform. The codec has been the defacto audio codec around the world for the past two decades.

The company has now issued a statement it's discontinuing the popular MP3 music format.

"Although there are more efficient audio codecs with advanced features available today, MP3 is still very popular amongst consumers," the statement reads. "However, most state-of-the-art media services such as streaming or TV and radio broadcasting use modern ISO-MPEG codecs such as the AAC family or in the future MPEG-H. Those can deliver more features and a higher audio quality at much lower bitrates compared to MP3."

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