MP3 Turns 10

The Data Compression News Blog reports:

On July 14th, the name “MP3” celebrates its tenth anniversary. On this day back in 1995, the researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS decided to use “.mp3” as the file name extension for their new audio coding technology. Soon MP3 became the generally accepted acronym for the ISO standard IS 11172-3 “MPEG Audio Layer 3”.

Happy Birthday! I remember the first MP3 I came across: the theme song to King Of The Hill. I remember being amazed at the sound quality considering how small the file size was. Truly revolutionary…

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