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Streaming .mp3 support now that patent has expired.

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"Streaming of 'mp3' on this platform is not supported"

I understand that this error is due to mp3 licensing issues, but it appears the patent has expired as of April this year (2017). Would be nice to see support added for this now.

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    GMR101

    Dec 09, 2018 06:49

    This is necessary and honestly quite surprising that this hasn't been dealt with as of yet.

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    royvaneijndhoven

    Jul 31, 2018 12:41

    I was suprised that this caused a issue for our application. Can we get rid of this restriction?

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    apowers313

    Dec 27, 2017 09:17

    Are there any updates or ETA for this? Even running beta code would be better than wasting my time implementing MP3 decoding...

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    Jayme65

    Jul 27, 2017 16:45

    Absolutely a must have in 2017 (and even in 2000 ;-) )...we are now able to read mp4 video files...but not mp3 music file!?

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    LilGames

    Jun 13, 2017 16:04

    Yes Niaraeth, and the patent is expired. Licenses are no longer required. It's now public domain.

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    kotoran

    May 04, 2017 14:10

    I am currently working on an audio game where users can load in their own songs at runtime. However, most users do not have wav or ogg files, and mp3, flac and aac are formats that would be most appealing to users (I know this is an edge case but it is still an important one.)

    It is great this this is finally out of patent, so please (all of the votes I have) make this happen!

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    Niaraeth

    May 04, 2017 08:48

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