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Old 11-11-2015, 08:07 AM
Reinhold H. Reinhold H. is offline
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Default Re: Giveaway of the Day - free MP3 conversion software

Sherry, thanks for this post.

Some people may ask "Why does Composer not export audio files in mp3 format in addition to the WAV format?"

This is a good question. We, of course, considered this feature as part of the version 3.0.3 but finally decided not to offer it. The reason is that the mp3 format is patent protected. There is the great open source software of Lame available which many applications like this mp3-Tool-Kit use. However, this is not fully legal and is patent infringing in countries which recognize those patents. The Lame developers do not own a patent and consider Lame as "...an educational description and study of an MP3 encoder." For more see here. Because our customers are all over the world we decided not to include this feature in Composer. The costs for the use of those patents in our products would are beyond any reality.

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