Re: MP3 Licensing

Hello Yehonathan,

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 9:48:45 AM, you wrote:

>  What about flac support?

Unlike MP3, Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) does not require license

Like any other format, it does require code to support the format
(either native in the browser, or by decoding it in some other way).

Because the emphasis for FLAC is lossless fidelity rather than the
smallest filesize that is still bearable, FLAC is poorly supported on
the Web because files are large. (Smaller than wav though).

> On Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 7:23 AM, <> wrote:
>> Can one use Web Audio API to work with MP3 files without obtaining a license?
>> Since MP3 is patented, every encoding/decoding software should pay a fee to patent owners.

Best regards,
 Chris Lilley, Technical Director, W3C Interaction Domain

Received on Tuesday, 2 December 2014 15:36:28 UTC