• United States

MP3 surround sound?

Mar 26, 20041 min
Data Center

Ars Technica reports the Fraunhofer Institute is going to add surround sound capability to the venerable MP3 format to better compete with competition from the likes of Ogg Vorbis and Dolby Digital (both multi-channel formats). The Ars Techica post makes a good point in asking why? Most people use MP3 in portable devices with headsets, so the extra surround sound bits are superfluous.