MP3 Isn't Dead Despite Being Officially Terminated By Its Developers
Even if several sites, especially news sections, have surmised that MP3 is dead, it is not. The tech commercial enterprise says the failure of the licensing program for MP3s doesn't mean that the file format is already dead. The truth is MP3s are just being terminated since the developers believe that the digital audio encoding format has lost importance in a world of new technology.
Murfie's director of operations of online CD-ripping service, Nate Suo, said he didn't anticipate the end of MP3 licensing to have any impact on his company's business. Murfie is an online music community and marketplace which buys, sells, trades, downloads and streams new and used CDs. We will continue to use MP3s as we have in the past," he said.
Aside from that, Suo also believes that the expiring license won't directly affect the ability to transcode to the MP3 format. According to CNET, production research body Fraunhofer IIS recently said that the company had ended the "licensing program for certain mp3 related patents and software" since April 23, 2016. Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is one of the well-known application-oriented research companies for microelectronic and IT system, which began developing MP3 file formats in the late '80s.
Fraunhofer affirms that while the MP3 format is "still very popular amongst consumers," the association says other codecs offer are better, efficient and has great features. These great updates include MPEG-H, which the firm is also working on, according to CNBC.
Let us face it, MP3 is still dominant as a download format even though it is not common when it comes to music streaming. Alternatively, popular and in-demand services such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal use file formats of OGG, AAC, and FLAC. "Our bread and butter is providing lossless streaming and downloads to our members anyways, so we deal more in the lossless codecs," Suo said.
With that said, it really proves that MP3 isn't dead. Yes, its license is being terminated, but it doesn't mean that the format is not alive anymore. In the meantime, we can still see MP3 formats but in fewer scenarios.
Spotify Is In Danger, Apple Music’s Latest Offer Is Cheaper Than Ever
Apple Music now offers a $99 annual option and this move could help Apple to lock more loyal set of subscribers as it battles Spotify for dominance over the streaming music service market.
iOS 11 Review: Top New Features Coming To Your iPhone And iPad
You’ll have to wait until Fall to upgrade your iPhone or iPad with the official final version of iOS 11, or in the coming weeks, you can weasel your way into an early developer version of the new OS.
Music Just Got Bigger And Better With Samsung And Google
Google promises that its service will work with Samsung’s Bixby when it launches later in the spring. That means Samsung owners will be able to ask the assistant to do things like playing a particular song.
Make Your MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar More Useful With This Support
One of the many supports of the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar is its Spotify integration. Today, Evernote has also entered the Touch Bar fray and it is the best example to show how users can use the feature properly.
Waze Now Allows You To Control Spotify Music Even On The Road
Tap the Waze icon located on the top of the device when Spotify is open to set up navigation without pausing the music. Waze navigation prompts will appear at the top of the Spotify interface.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
Galaxy Note 8 News: Samsung’s Most Expensive Phone To Launch In September
Galaxy Note 8 is said to be Samsung's most expensive and the most powerful smartphone to be released soon.
'Tokyo Ghoul' Season 3 Delayed By Its Live-Action Movie? Ken Kenaki Returns With Another Identity?
"Tokyo Ghoul" season 3's release is delayed and there are countless speculations as to why it is being pushed back. Reports claim that the show is to give way to "One Punch Man" and "My Hero Acdemia" but new rumors say that it's lack of materials and storyline as well as its live-action movie are causing the delay.
Clash Of Clans Latest Update: New Features And Upgrades Coming To Builder Hall Level 6; Night Witch, Roaster Added
Builder Hall Level 6 will be upgraded and will have new features once the Clash of Clans latest update rolls out. Two new units, Night Witch and Roaster are also coming.
'Outlander' Season 3 Spoilers: EP And Caitriona Balfe Teases First Few Episodes; Jamie and Claire's Reunion Will Be Bittersweet
"Outlander" EP recently talked about the first few episodes of the show's third season. Actress Caitriona Balfe also teased how fans will be happy about the twists they fans will witness in season 3.