MP3 celebrates 10th birthday

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MP3 celebrates 10th birthday

Happy Birthday, MP3 – today, you are ten years old.

Yes, on 14 July 1995 Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute chose to use the .mp3 extension for files holding audio data encoded using the MPEG standard’s Audio Layer 3 specification. The MPEG Audio Layer 3 codec was standardised in 1992.

Read the complete story. (The Register)