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History of Mp3 players

By gowvu
  • mp3 thought of

    mp3 thought of
    •1987 - The Fraunhofer Institut in Germany began research code-named EUREKA project EU147, Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB).
  • MPEG established

    MPEG established
    •January 1988 - Moving Picture Experts Group or MPEG was established as a subcommittee of the International Standards Organization/International Electrotechnical Commission or ISO/IEC.
  • Patented

    •April 1989 - Fraunhofer received a German patent for MP3
  • Algorithm integrated

    Algorithm integrated
    •1992 - Fraunhofer's and Dieter Seitzer’s audio coding algorithm was integrated into MPEG-1.
  • MPEG published

    MPEG published
    •1993 - MPEG-1 standard published
  • MPEG-2 developed

    MPEG-2 developed
    •1994 - MPEG-2 developed and published a year later.
  • Patent Issued

    Patent Issued
    •November 26, 1996 - United States patent issued for MP3
  • Enforcing the patent

    Enforcing the patent
    •September 1998 - Fraunhofer started to enforce their patent rights. All developers of MP3 encoders or rippers and decoders/players now have to pay a licensing fee to Fraunhofer.
  • And here they are!

    And here they are!
    •1999 - Portable MP3 players appear.
  • Subpop

    •February 1999 - A record company called SubPop is the first to distribute music tracks in the MP3 format.