The mp3 History

 

 

This website gives an insight into the early days of mp3 development, its marketing and rapid development until today. It explains how mp3 transformed from a pioneering technology to a worldwide audio standard, and details the positive effects it had on Germany’s economy. The information within these pages focuses on Fraunhofer IIS’ contributions to mp3 – other institutes did their own research on adapted aural audio coding, and mp3 also includes some contributions by developers who were not part of the mp3 team at Fraunhofer IIS.

 

 

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Matthias Rose

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Matthias Rose

Head of Marketing Communications, Audio and Media Technologies

Fraunhofer IIS
Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen, Germany

Phone +49 9131 776-6175

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