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License fees for MP3 encoding, Do i need to pay royalties for LAME?
post Dec 9 2003, 14:11
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I am looking into adding LAME encoding support into CD Wave, so you can convert from vinyl to MP3 in one step.

The encoding step seems quite straightforward, and I can use the LAME encoder DLL without an additional fee if i give proper credit and so. If this turns out great, I'll probably feel obliged to do somehing useful for the LAME folks inreturn for their great software.

However, I've heard reports that ANY MP3 encoder must pay something like $2 per program copy because of some obscure regulation with Fraunhofer and the likes, even when using the freeware encoder. Can anyone comfirm or deny this?

Whereas adding MP3 capability is probably worth the $2, I don't want to be surprised...

MiLo Software - http://www.milosoftware.com - http://www.cdwave.com
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post Dec 9 2003, 16:21
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And, slightly off-topic but since you're here, apart from telling users who and what you are, what can we do for the LAME project in return?

Well, on the Lame website, there is a list of Lame developpers. If you contact any of them, it is likely that they would be happy to receive a gift (Amazon.com?) in the form of a book, a soundcard, or anything else depending on your budget.
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