Fraunhofer Institute announces MP3 Surround Sound

Fraunhofer Institute announces MP3 Surround Sound news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages.

| Jan 23, 2007 at 4:36 pm CST

The question of allowing MP3's to carry more then just 2 channels of sound has been raised several times in the past, with noone having found a way (or perhaps bothered) to do it, until now that is! - The Fraunhofer Institute (known for their MP3 patent) have just introduced a surround sound mp3 module which compresses music and produces 5.1 channel sound, this supposedly still keeping roughly the same filesize as 2 channel MP3s.

TGDaily made mention of it here, and you can learn more about it or even try it out yourself over at

Streaming surround sound could be just around the corner as the Fraunhofer Institute, known for their MP3 patent, has introduced a surround sound mp3 module. The module compresses music and gives 5.1 channel sound at Internet-friendly bitrates.

At the Midem conference in Cannes France, Fraunhofer is demonstrating a new WinAmp surround mp3 plug-in and a Flash Internet radio program. The plug-in is currently available for download at

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