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Using LAME encoded files for commercial releases
Xenion
post Jun 13 2011, 23:05
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hello,
some of you may know that i'm an audio engineer. so far i never had to do any mp3 encoding for customers although i'm a long time lame user for my private encodings. today i got asked to do some mastering and encoding for a commercial mp3-demo cd that will be shipped with some all-in-one hifi system.
the software i use for my work all uses fraunhofer or other unnamed codecs for its built-in encoding capabilities. i'd prefer to use lame. now the question: are there any legal issues when using lame (or distributing lame encoded files) in this case?

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saratoga
post Jun 13 2011, 23:24
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QUOTE (Xenion @ Jun 13 2011, 18:05) *
the software i use for my work all uses fraunhofer or other unnamed codecs for its built-in encoding capabilities. i'd prefer to use lame. now the question: are there any legal issues when using lame (or distributing lame encoded files) in this case?


No. In fact a lot of places distribute lame encoded files (e.g. amazon.com).
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post Jun 13 2011, 23:37
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post Jun 14 2011, 02:57
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Wouldn't there still be a patent issue with the MP3 format itself, rather than the specific encoder? I'm unsure, so it felt like the right topic to ask.

Also, as any other KVR Audio news watcher knows already, there was released some months ago a Sonnox Fraunhofer lossy codec auditor or something, said it was supposed to help with mastering mixdowns for specific lossy formats. It sounded interesting but I imagine it was not worth the price unless it was used by highly-paid professionals (or just for those that can afford and have their monster cable setups too wink.gif ).


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post Aug 11 2011, 18:22
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QUOTE (Destroid @ Jun 14 2011, 04:57) *
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Also, as any other KVR Audio news watcher knows already, there was released some months ago a Sonnox Fraunhofer lossy codec auditor or something, said it was supposed to help with mastering mixdowns for specific lossy formats. It sounded interesting but I imagine it was not worth the price unless it was used by highly-paid professionals (or just for those that can afford and have their monster cable setups too wink.gif ).



http://www.sonnoxplugins.com/pub/plugins/p...s/pro-codec.htm

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