It will replace MP3 in a near future?
but...it will replace MP3 in a near future?
There are quality in MP3pro?! Yes i now it's not free...but...it will replace MP3 in a near future?
AAC+ will be standardized in May - it is already in FPDAM stage with finished specifications.
All MPEG-4 natural audio member companies and M4IF will do their best to promote this format which proven to be the best in terms of perceived quality in the EBU listening tests revisited.
SBR in AAC is much more flexible than in MP3Pro, and of course, allows natural VBR (25-40 kbps for "lower" and 40-60 kbps for "higher" quality - all 44.1 kHz stereo)
And, the best of all, it is not so complex regarding CPU usage in the decoder
Since it is a standard, it could be implemented by anyone (more decoders and maybe encoders