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MP3 Audio Format Is Officially Dead!

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    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?
     
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    wow thats crazy
     
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    now expect to get audio files in flac,
     

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    hummmmm this might be abit hard for dj's
     

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    This is so sad. Makes me feel old.
     

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    probably for the better
     

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    i have a lot of mp3s however i prefer flac its not lossless like mp3s

    its probably a good thing, and vinyl is making its way back when will the record pool companies start back up ?
     

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    Flac indeed is a good alternative to the mp3 format...however the size of the file for the flac as compared to the mp3 is way larger. This definitely has implications for storage capacity of one's hard drive meaning flac files will definitely take up more storage space....this may be very bad as persons may be forced to get larger hard drives. DJ's may also have a problem wth this file type also as an alternative to mp3....this would mean that audio files may take a bit longer to load file and play due to size.
     

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    ok so how would you download flac ? and what are the best programs for it ? because to my knowledge I only use mp3 format and I'm familiar with that better.
     

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    thats a big problem!
     

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    My issue is the size of these new format audio files...some of these newer audio formats store files at ridiculously large sizes such as 30mb per audio file. Whereas, an average mp3 file size at 320 kbps is approximately 8mb. Smaller i think is better...just saying. Now more people will have to buy bigger hard drives with larger storage capacity to be able to store more files in general.
     

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    FLAC superb. Djs can use foobar convert flac to mp3. All in one converter.

    FLAC 2 MP3 Yes
    FLAC 2 m4a Yes
    FLAC 2 WAV Yes

    Build in tagging Editor.

    Bonus no Need for Mp3TAg.
     

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    thats a problem
     

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    why it's a Problem?
     

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    Wait, what? mp3s are dead? So what to opt for? flac??
     

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    Its then a wake up call for music to be available in FLAC. Time to get ahead of the musical curve.
     

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    FLAC > MP3
     

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    but flac takes up a lot of hard drive space. i will stick to 320kbps mp3 rips.
     

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    Mp3 files are more convenient because of the space factor. Chances are a new format maybe released with the same properties as Mp3.
     

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    I have always liked aac as a compressed format, but would love to see people adopt flac for the quality. space isnt much of a problem anymore
     

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