Mp3 gets surround sound upgrade and copyright protection

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  1. zerodamage

    zerodamage New Member

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    "You can rip, copy, or play an MP3 file, but one thing you can't do is get more than two channels of sound out of it. Soon, you will be able to, although you may have more trouble copying the file. The Fraunhofer Institute, originator of the file format that brought the music industry to its knees, is adding surround sound and copyright protection. Expected this summer, the MP3 Surround format is based on Agere Systems' technology. "What we do is take the original surround-sound signal," explains Peter Kroon, Agere's chief multimedia architect, "and we down-mix that from 5.1 channels to stereo."

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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    ....erg... sad....so what if i host the file... it's not illegal.....
     
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    I'm not sure if this is good or bad. :lol:
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    the 5.1 thing is good.... it's great...... the file copy protection is crap....
     
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    That's why I said; "I'm not sure if this is good or bad."
     
  7. DriveEuro

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    That copy protection crap will be broken in a matter of days.
     
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    im with drive, i can see the copyright being a problem for a small amount of time. After that it'll be just like everything else.
     
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    true.... it'll be broken.. what what about the average joe user.....
     
  10. Matth

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    Surely they're flogging a dead horse?

    There are far better formats than MP3 now, so the only good reason to use MP3, is for older devices that can't handle anything better - and this sort of thing quite likely breaks compatibilty with them anyway.
     

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