“MP3 is dead” missed the real, much better story – Marco.org


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“MP3 is dead” missed the real, much better story
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july 2017 by dlackty
So while there’s a debate to be had — in a moment — about whether MP3 should still be used today, Fraunhofer’s announcement has nothing to do with that, and is simply the ending of its patent-licensing program (because the patents have all expired) and a suggestion that we move to a newer, still-patented format.

MP3 is supported by everything, everywhere, and is now patent-free. There has never been another audio format as widely supported as MP3, it’s good enough for almost anything, and now, over twenty years since it took the world by storm, it’s finally free.
mp3  audio  music 
june 2017 by Shoord
- Until a few weeks ago, there had never been an audio format that was small enough to be practical, widely supported, and had no patent restrictions, forcing difficult choices and needless friction upon the computing world. Now, at least for audio, that friction has officially ended. There’s finally a great choice without asterisks. MP3 is supported by everything, everywhere, and is now patent-free. There has never been another audio format as widely supported as MP3, it’s good enough for almost anything, and now, over twenty years since it took the world by storm, it’s finally free.
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may 2017 by shaunkoh
The MP3 is dead! Long live the MP3!
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may 2017 by djtrumbe
“MP3 is dead” missed the real, much better story –
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may 2017 by iWarwick
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may 2017 by alnetu
MP3 is no less alive now than it was last month or will be next year — the last known MP3 patents have simply expired.
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may 2017 by clepple
If you read the news , you may think the MP3 file format was recently officially “killed” somehow, and any remaining MP3 holdouts should all move to AAC now.…
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may 2017 by jrdodds
If you read the news , you may think the MP3 file format was recently officially “killed” somehow, and any remaining MP3 holdouts should all move to AAC now.…
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may 2017 by h-lame
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may 2017 by redmeades
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may 2017 by chaoxian
If you read the news , you may think the MP3 file format was recently officially “killed” somehow, and any remaining MP3 holdouts should all move to AAC now.…
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may 2017 by ihatemornings
Last known MP3 patents have simply expired.
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may 2017 by carlesbellver
MP3 is supported by everything, everywhere, and is now patent-free. There has never been another audio format as widely supported as MP3, it’s good enough for almost anything, and now, over twenty years since it took the world by storm, it’s finally free.
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may 2017 by mikael
If you read the news , you may think the MP3 file format was recently officially “killed” somehow, and any remaining MP3 holdouts should all move to AAC now.…
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may 2017 by flobosg
Ugh, that article is so annoying. MP3 isn't dead, it's now patent-free and open to everyone.
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may 2017 by waxpancake
So while there’s a debate to be had — in a moment — about whether MP3 should still be used today, Fraunhofer’s announcement has nothing to do with that, and is simply the ending of its patent-licensing program (because the patents have all expired) and a suggestion that we move to a newer, still-patented format.
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may 2017 by inspiral
If you read the news, you may think the MP3 file format was recently officially “killed” somehow, and any remaining MP3 holdouts should all move to AAC now. These are all simple rewrites of Fraunhofer IIS’ announcement that they’re terminating the MP3 patent-licensing program.
Very few people got it right. The others missed what happened last month:
If the longest-running patent mentioned in the aforementioned references is taken as a measure, then the MP3 technology became patent-free in the United States on 16 April 2017 when U.S. Patent 6,009,399, held by and administered by Technicolor, expired.
MP3 is no less alive now than it was last month or will be next year — the last known MP3 patents have simply expired.
music  mp3  free  patents  audio 
may 2017 by rgl7194
MP3의 특허권이 지난 4월 16일자로 소멸됐다 MP3는 이제 널리 사용되고, 충분히 실용적이면서, 특허에서 자유로운 오디오 포맷이 됐다. 반가운 뉴스.
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may 2017 by vjlala
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may 2017 by stinkingpig
If you read the news , you may think the MP3 file format was recently officially “killed” somehow, and any remaining MP3 holdouts should all move to AAC now.…
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may 2017 by joeybaker
MP3 is supported by everything, everywhere, and is now patent-free. There has never been another audio format as widely supported as MP3, it’s good enough for almost anything, and now, over twenty years since it took the world by storm, it’s finally free.
music  technology 
may 2017 by dancall
“MP3 is dead” missed the real, much better story.

on why MP3 is not dead at all.
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may 2017 by lucasalvini
Marco Arment:

Until a few weeks ago, there had never been an audio format that was small enough to be practical, widely supported, and had no patent restrictions, forcing difficult choices and needless friction upon the computing world. Now, at least for audio, that friction has officially ended. There’s finally a great choice without asterisks.

MP3 is supported by everything, everywhere, and is now patent-free.

I wasn’t paying attention last week when Gizmodo, Engadget, and NPR got hoodwinked into writing “MP3 Is Dead” stories by an announcement from Fraunhofer pushing people to switch from the now-open MP3 to the still-patent-encumbered AAC.

On Twitter, Marco pointed to this 10-year-old piece from yours truly, describing the then-pipe dream of Ogg Vorbis:

The ideal scenario would be for a genuinely open and free file format such as Ogg Vorbis to supplant MP3 as the de facto world standard. No patents, no licensing fees, a documented file format, open source libraries for encoding and decoding. That doesn’t seem to be in the cards, however. In the real world, major corporations only seem comfortable with multimedia formats backed by other large corporations.

Now that the MP3 patents have expired, the situation is even better, because MP3 has been so thoroughly vetted, patent-wise. Idealism seldom wins out in these format battles. But time always wins.

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may 2017 by rufous
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Marco Arment:

Until a few weeks ago, there had never been an audio format that was small enough to be practical, widely supported, and had no patent restrictions, forcing difficult choices and needless friction upon the computing world. Now, at least for audio, that friction has officially ended. There’s finally a great choice without asterisks.

MP3 is supported by everything, everywhere, and is now patent-free.

I wasn’t paying attention last week when Gizmodo, Engadget, and NPR got hoodwinked into writing “MP3 Is Dead” stories by an announcement from Fraunhofer pushing people to switch from the now-open MP3 to the still-patent-encumbered AAC.

On Twitter, Marco pointed to this 10-year-old piece from yours truly, describing the then-pipe dream of Ogg Vorbis:

The ideal scenario would be for a genuinely open and free file format such as Ogg Vorbis to supplant MP3 as the de facto world standard. No patents, no licensing fees, a documented file format, open source libraries for encoding and decoding. That doesn’t seem to be in the cards, however. In the real world, major corporations only seem comfortable with multimedia formats backed by other large corporations.

Now that the MP3 patents have expired, the situation is even better, because MP3 has been so thoroughly vetted, patent-wise. Idealism seldom wins out in these format battles. But time always wins.

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may 2017 by josephschmitt
“MP3 is dead” missed the real, much better story –
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may 2017 by superdavey
RT : “MP3 is dead” missed the real, much better story:
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may 2017 by moonhouse
RT : “MP3 is dead” missed the real, much better story:
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may 2017 by rtanglao
basically, "the patents have expired so Fraunhofer is terminating licensing" is spun into "the mp3 format is dead"
mp3  patents  2017 
may 2017 by mechazoidal
RT : Here's an article that actually explains the situation rather than doing PR on behalf of the company that owned MP3:
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may 2017 by yorlt
“MP3 is dead” missed the real, much better story, by Marco Arment /Marco.org
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may 2017 by verwinv
RT : The first well written article about the MP3 situation. This is what you should have written
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may 2017 by kahlil
Marco Arment:
<p>If you read the news, you may think the MP3 file format was recently officially “killed” somehow, and any remaining MP3 holdouts should all move to AAC now. These are all simple rewrites of Fraunhofer IIS’ announcement that they’re terminating the MP3 patent-licensing program.

Very few people got it right. The others missed what happened last month:

If the longest-running patent mentioned in the aforementioned references is taken as a measure, then the MP3 technology became patent-free in the United States on 16 April 2017 when U.S. Patent 6,009,399, held by and administered by Technicolor, expired.

MP3 is no less alive now than it was last month or will be next year — the last known MP3 patents have simply expired.1
So while there’s a debate to be had — in a moment — about whether MP3 should still be used today, Fraunhofer’s announcement has nothing to do with that, and is simply the ending of its patent-licensing program (because the patents have all expired) and a suggestion that we move to a newer, still-patented format…

…MP3 is supported by everything, everywhere, and is now patent-free. There has never been another audio format as widely supported as MP3, it’s good enough for almost anything, and now, <em>over twenty years</em> since it took the world by storm, it’s finally free.</p>


While AAC still has patents, and Ogg Vorbis and Opus aren't supported widely enough.
music  patents  mp3 
may 2017 by charlesarthur
RT : “MP3 is dead” missed the real, much better story: in which sets the record straight
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may 2017 by joelhousman
JPEG comparison unfair though; JPEG really should be dead.
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may 2017 by jgordon
If you read the news , you may think the MP3 file format was recently officially “killed” somehow, and any remaining MP3 holdouts should all move to AAC now.…
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may 2017 by broderboy
“MP3 is dead” missed the real, much better story – ... well said
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may 2017 by rickc57
RT : Quick! Over here:
'Format obsolescence' does not equal 'no income for the patent owner'. Hold onto your MP3s
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may 2017 by anjackson
Marco Arment erklärt MP3 und all die anderen Audio-Formate
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may 2017 by grzbielok
RT : “MP3 is dead” missed the real, much better story:
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may 2017 by garrett
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may 2017 by schmitz
I got very, very annoyed with the reporting around this.
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may 2017 by andrewducker
“MP3 is dead” missed the real, much better story –
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may 2017 by gpessia
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may 2017 by divergio