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mp3

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

We thank all of our licensees for their great support in making mp3 the defacto audio codec in the world, during the past two decades.

The development of mp3 started in the late 80s at Fraunhofer IIS, based on previous development results at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Although there are more efficient audio codecs with advanced features available today, mp3 is still very popular amongst consumers. 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.

Further details about the termination of the mp3 licensing program by Technicolor and Fraunhofer are available here.  

For more information about mp3’s successful history, please visit www.mp3-history.com

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Manufacturers and developers of mp3 products:

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End users:

Fraunhofer IIS does not sell any mp3 products to end users and does not provide end user support for any mp3 product or service.

 

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