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Intel and Fraunhofer optimize MP3 encoders for the Pentium 4

Intel and Fraunhofer optimize MP3 encoders for the Pentium 4

Intel and the Fraunhofer Institute signed a development agreement to improve the institute's MP3 audio encoder and maximize its performance on an Intel Pentium 4 processor. The new software will use the advantages of the Pentium 4 processor like SSE2.

The Fraunhofer Institute is the inventor of the now ubiquitous MP3 technology. The institute is leading the technical project and will carry out extensive adjustments and tests of the MP3 encoding routines over the next six months. The result of the project will be made available to the public in August.

This means that the number of Pentium 4-optimized applications is constantly increasing, with Intel having found a very good supporter with the widely used MP3 encoder from the Fraunhofer Institute.

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