MP3 is dead; more products will not be released

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ACC and MPEG-H formats will replace it for better performance and quality

MP3, digital audio encoding format, is dead. Its developer announced that it officially removed it from its licensing program. This means that more products compatible with this format will not be released.

The Fraunhofer Institute, a research center in Germany that has the rights to MP3, expressed this in a statement:

“Although there are audio codecs with features more advanced than MP3 available today, it is still very popular with consumers. However, most state-of-the-art media services such as streaming or television or radio use codecs Of modern ISO-MPEGs such as those of the AAC type. In the future, they will use MPEG-H, which can offer more features and higher audio quality using a lower bitrate than MP3. ”

Advanced audio coding (AAC) was partially developed by the Fraunhofer Institute and is considered the standard today. What is sought is to migrate slowly to the higher quality ACC and MPEG-H formats.

The MP3 was a true revolution of the music market, since it allowed an easier download of audio files.

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