View Full Version : hurry up and make an atrac3

09-11-2004, 05:34 PM
oi u nerds, hurry up and make a bloody atrac 3 converter. shit its been agers i though u guys were like smart

09-12-2004, 02:30 AM
Illustrate has one staff person, one programmer/originator and that is Spoon.
This is not his day job.
Spoon's idea has been to keep the dBpowerAMP program as open and as free as possible.
Atrac 3 is a proprietary codec. Were Spoon to develop an Atrac 3 codec he would need to obtain a license from Sony to develop and offer such a codec (which Sony would have to approve and for which Sony would undoubtedly charge a licensing fee) and this charge, of necessity, would need to be passed on to you the user. If the licensing fee amounted to a lot of money up front it is very unlikely that it would be worthwhile and I am sure he does not have a substantial budget to absorb the cost on a corporate level.
The fact that users post an item on a wishlist does not mean that the wish will come to pass.
Since I cannot read Spoon's mind on this issue, I cannot rule out that there may one day be an Atrac 3 codec but the realities of the situation as I outlined above, would seem to make it highly unlikely that Spoon will be developing and offering such a codec any time soon.
If you would like to encourage the development of an Atrac 3 codec, I frankly think you need to be pressuring Sony to make Atrac 3 open source.
Best wishes,
Bill Mikkelsen

09-12-2004, 10:50 PM
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