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M4a - bmantzey - Apr 9, 2009 11:35 AM

I need to know if m4a format is copyrighted like mp3 is and if I can just use m4a files in my game without the world coming to an end. Thanks.


M4a - ThemsAllTook - Apr 9, 2009 12:30 PM

If I recall correctly, M4A isn't encumbered by the sort of licensing restrictions that MP3 is. However, note that you don't need to do anything special to distribute MP3s, either; it's only encoders and decoders that have to pay a licensing fee. If you're using Apple-provided APIs to decode MP3s, you're safe, because Apple themselves have already taken care of the license for you.