MP3 is possibly audio format most known. Yet it is not only that there is, or is the best. But despite that this format has enshrined as the leader in terms of independent audio distribution.
what is MP3?
as we have just said, the MP3 is a format for storing audio . It’s a leading format in the sector, and is one of the options to consider when it comes to distribute audio. Although time ago that age began you to pass bill. Remember that it is a format that has more than 20 years behind their backs. “
MP3 is a format of of audio lossy compression. And what does this mean? Firstly of trafficking in a format that compresses audio so that it occupies less. But it is a format lossy, which means that at the expense of reducing even plus size, is also reduces its quality.
in addition, a very important to mention section is the subject of the license . This is a proprietary format, in addition to being paid. Therefore, in theory at least, anyone who wants to make a player that supports this format must pay to Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft the company behind this format. For example, Apple had to pay the iPod to support this format.
Fraunhofer IIS’s patent has expired
who had rights on this form few hours ago was Fraunhofer IIS who today made a statement. In the statement the company mentioned that will not obtain licenses to MP3 and therefore invite you to use formats such as AAC or MPEG-H. best
but actually disappear MP3?
in many web sites of great importance due to ignorance have said that this format will tend to disappear as ya can not create more players in this format.
but that information is fully fake . And it is that these media have misrepresented information. While by Fraunhofer IIS words one can understand that this format is going to die, this need not be so. “
The only thing that happened was that patent which had this company has expired . Therefore, it is not that none will be able to use the format, but that anyone will be able to use it. I.e., this is not the end of MP3, but that is rather a new life that will receive, out of the chains of a company.
now that the MP3 algorithms are free several free software associations already have announced that they will be raised to incorporate the MP3 in your given software that is not subject to any patents. In fact, Fedora has already announced that will include support for native MP3 in the next distribution of your operating system. Up to now very few free software projects included support for this format, being VLC the most prominent case.
AAC, a great alternative to according to Fraunhofer IIS MP3
according to the MP3 format licensing company, recommended the use of AAC or MPEG-H from now on. By these words? This is something that we know. sounds stranger because they give to understand now that the patent has expired not wanting anyone else to use the format. Not only that, but to recommend the use of other two formats for being better than theirs.
one of them is the AAC . The AAC, or Advanced Audio Codec is format of audio lossy compression algorithm, as well as MP3. As this MP3 is a format very popular . ACC is used both in audio files, but is most widely used for videos and movies, as this is included in “MPEG-4” (H.264) video codec.
in addition, it should be commenting that AAC is the format preferred by Apple for audio files. For example, the distributed through iTunes Store songs are in this format. In addition, when we make a recording to iOS or macOS, it is AAC (*.m4a extension”).
then, is going to disappear the MP3 format? The answer is a resounding not . Although the patent has expired and the company go stop license it, that should be good news. No doubt AAC is a large format, and superior to MP3 in many ways, but it it is still a lot to fight…
now can only know, they know the companies and associations give good use to the new freedom on MP3? Although the battle as the predominant format in the audio of the videos appear to be won by AAC and MP3 seems to be the leader in audio files, there are many formats and each one has its benefits.