Audio Player

  • Leon Scott

    Leon Scott
    Léon Scott de Martinville’s 1857 invention called the “phonautograph.”
  • Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison created the cylinder phonograph. It was the first human recording in 1877. (He made the claim on December 24, 2012
  • First Broadcasting

    1987 - The Fraunhofer Institut in Germany began research code-named EUREKA project EU147, Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB).
  • First Idea of MP3

    First Idea of MP3
    April 1989 - Fraunhofer received a German patent for MP3
  • Audio Coding

    1992 - Fraunhofer's and Dieter Seitzer’s audio coding algorithm was integrated into MPEG-1.
  • First standard publish

    1993 - MPEG-1 standard published.
  • U.S. issued for MP3

    November 26, 1996 - United States patent issued for MP3.
  • They issued a license for the MP3

    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.
  • First portable MP3

    1999 - Portable MP3 players appear.
  • SubPop was the first company to record

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

    It was released on November 10, 2001