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December 15, 2016
How is music & video compressed & streamed? How MP3 files work (How Stuff Works, Tech) The ‘Mother of the MP3’: Tom’s Diner by Suzanne Vega was used to develop the MP3 (Wikipedia) Tom’s Diner by Suzanne Vega (YouTube) What is an MP3 & who was behind it? (Wikipedia) MP3s were officially released in 1993, but drew on research from as far back as 1894 (Wikipedia) A list of other non-MP3 digital audio formats (Wikipedia) ‘Ogg Vorbis’ is an alternative audio format (Wikipedia) ‘FLAC’ is another alternative audio format (Wikipedia) How competing audio formats were standardised into the MP3 (Wikipedia) Internet Standards Organisations (UniForum) If you want to include MP3s in your products, you may need to pay licensing fees as they’re intellectual property like any other invention (MP3 Licensing) Licensing, ownership & legislation around MP3s (Wikipedia) The ‘standards’ comic Johnny mentioned (xkcd) Material Girl by Madonna (YouTube) A diagram of the structure of an MP3 file (Wikipedia) Ziploc.com Evolution of the…