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mp3 is the standard for digital audio. It was mainly developed at Fraunhofer IIS.


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If you are an end user and would like to use the Fraunhofer mp3 encoder or decoder, please use Apple iTunes or Windows Media which integrate the Fraunhofer mp3 software. Please note, that although mp3 was primarily developed at Fraunhofer IIS, we do not sell any mp3 products to end users and do not provide end user support for mp3 devices and software.



mp3 everywhere

mp3 is everywhere and plays on every device. It was primarily developed at Fraunhofer IIS.

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