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    Just wondering if Vortexbox will drop mp3 from next version after reading this article. If so I might need to write a conversion script to convert 100's of mp3 to ogg or aac.

    https://www.techworm.net/2017/05/end...le-format.html

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    Originally posted by pclinux1 View Post
    Just wondering if Vortexbox will drop mp3 from next version after reading this article. If so I might need to write a conversion script to convert 100's of mp3 to ogg or aac.

    https://www.techworm.net/2017/05/end...le-format.html
    No. mp3 will be around long after I'm dead (and I'm not close to death, at least I don't think so). The article you cite (and similar articles) are just referring to the fact that the patent is ending on mp3 and companies that owned certain rights are letting things drop because there's no money to be made in licensing mp3. But that's already been mostly true for many years. Keep in mind that with patent ending, the life of the mp3 could be extended rather than shortened as it is now open source....(using that term loosely).

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      MP3 is great for small size and universal playback.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by agillis View Post
        MP3 is great for small size and universal playback.
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        As long as it "Throws-out" the right notes, MP3 is one of the worse things to ever happen to music and currently has very limited value or use today in my opinion. The sooner it is completely abandoned the better. Did I need MP3 back in the 90's, I did because of how small hard drives were and how expensive they were. As hard drive prices came down and as they got larger, I re-ripped my Library to 320Kbps, and when the same thing repeated, I re-ripped to FLAC. My iPhone has more storage memory then my first 100 PCs combined! My Internet connection is Fiber 1000 with a 940Mbps download speed. Why NOT listen to the actual real original recording?

        Back in the day, people used to buy albums or CDs and listen to the whole thing, believe it or not. Today kids just download the ONE hit for 99 cents and wonder why its $175 a ticket to go see their favorite artist. The reason is that tours are how artists make their money now instead of having tours to drive and support album sales. The days of albums having 7 out of 10 songs on an album all being in the top 40 are gone. Whole albums are not listened to or played on the radio anymore. Can one imagine what would have happened to The Beatles, Yes, Led Zeppelin, even Michael Jackson in these days of just buying the one main hit off the Album?

        This is of course just my humble opinion and just to be clear I am biased against MP3 if that wasn't readily clear, I hate MP3's format!
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          For me it's not either/or but both. I use FLAC files ripped from CDs in my systems at home, the office, and weekend cottage. But I keep a mirror of mp3 versions that I use on iphones/ipads/ipods, etc. I'm listening to the lossy stuff in noisy environments anyhow (airplane, train, gym, etc.)

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