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    "MP3 Pro's creators, France's Thomson Multimedia and Germany's Fraunhofer Institute, claim the new format requires half the disk space needed to encode the previous generation of MP3 files. Alternatively, it will double the sound quality at the same file size - essentially a 128Kbps MP3 Pro file will take up as much storage space as a 64Kbps MP3 track" - Tweak3d.net
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    This new format will likely require a more powerful system to decode won't it? Maybe I finally have an excuse to get rid of the pile I have now.
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    ahhh good thing to hear this. Good thing i havent started erasing ****.
    I guess i will have to wait and c when we can all get our hand on this software/code.
    Do you know if u can take an existing mp3 file and re-compress/convert it to this so called mp3 pro ?
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    A better compression system will require a faster machine.

    Worse, this is being released by Fraunhofer, the same people who have the patents on the mp3 format. They go around suing anyone who writes mp3 playing/making software who doesn't pay them royalties.

    For this reason I'd avoid using anything they create in the future. There are other better *free* *open* standards like Ogg/Vorbis.
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    And like most other s/w, I'm sure it'll take'em a few versions to get it right. ;-)
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    they have relaesed the code for all free mp3 coders eg. winamp but if you were going to charge ppl for usin your mp3 software you would have to pay them for the code which makes sense.

    cant wait for a decoder/player to be released if it hasnt allready!

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    Cool

    where is the code?
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    dunno im not sure if its released to public yet i want a program so i can start rippin some cds i have again

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    It doesn't matter if usage of the mp3pro stuff for players is free. That's just bait to lure you into their trap.

    If someone wants to write their own mp3pro encoder, why should they have to pay Fraunhofer? What if Charles wanted to build-in mp3 playing into Cobra IV instead of having it run Winamp? He couldn't do it without paying, even though it's a free project he makes no money from!

    Don't fall for the bait.
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    They are watching us.... quick get out while you still can.
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