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posted by martyb on Thursday May 04 2017, @01:52AM   Printer-friendly
from the lets-party-like-its-1999 dept.

MP3 decoding was already free and got recently included in Fedora. But now, encoding is also free according to Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS: "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 Wikipedia MP3 article confirms that.

So, do you still use an MP3 library or have you switched to another format or means of listening to music such as (spying built-in) streaming services?


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  • (Score: 2) by mcgrew on Thursday May 04 2017, @07:09PM

    by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Thursday May 04 2017, @07:09PM (#504482) Homepage Journal

    I switched to Ogg fifteen or more years ago. Winamp played them. My new TV won't, but will play MP3s. It doesn't matter, I play music from the computer, ran through the stereo system.

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