Rest in Peace MP3: The Format Is Declared Dead

Who wouldn’t remember MP3? It has been one of the greatest and well-known formats since a long time. Though the format worked slowly in the start but it has come a long way since then. MP3 format basically helps compress or convert file if needed for making the music files available to the public.

Rest in Peace MP3: The Format Is Declared Dead

Its developers, the Fraunhofer Institute, a German-based company, have decided to kill the digital music format. The company has decided to terminate the format’s licensing for patent and software.

According to the German-based company, the MP3 format has been around since the 1980s due to the interest in people for listening to the music constantly. However, though after the formats demise there is nothing to worry about as there are some other formats available. The love for carrying thousands of songs in a compressed format in the pocket is the reason the MP3 had come into being. It is considered to be one of the great testaments in the history of various formats in the music industry.

Earlier, the speed of MP3 while downloading a file would take a few hours for just a single file but as years passed, the format became remarkably efficient and quick. Lately, the format has been overtaken by some of the other formats, for instance, Advanced Audio Codec family or ACC format.

“Old is gold” is a proverb that can go hand in hand with the MP3 format. Even though there are hi-end technologies or formats coming up, still the old ones such as the CD, floppys, and Minidisk are somethings that will be missed for a life time. Right now, the chance of hanging on to the MP3 format or a file conversion into that format seems highly impossible owing to the other advanced and faster downloads featured formats coming up every now and then.

There is no doubt the MP3 format will be surely added as a milestone in the history of the music industry. For now, looking at the current advancements, there is no possibility of us missing this amazing little format. Hence it’s farewell time for MP3.

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