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Newer page: version 7 Last edited on Saturday, October 29, 2005 2:57:41 pm by IanMcDonald
Older page: version 6 Last edited on Sunday, February 1, 2004 10:21:36 am by PeterTripp Revert
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 MP3 uses lossy compression to remove frequencies that are "masked". Some of the algorithms used in it are patented by Thompson and [Fraunhofer IIS |]. They say that only commercial users (ie software and hardware sellers) have to license it - players that are given away for free do not have to be licensed. However, this is also what [Unisys] said about the [LZW] patent... 
 A free, alternative format is OggVorbis. 
+If you are having trouble playing MP3s on your LinuxDistribution you will need to install non official packages. For DebianLinux see AptSourcesList.