mp3 encoding on iphone?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by dbredesen, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. dbredesen macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2008
    Hi all,

    AudioConverter and Core Audio support MP3 to linear PCM, but apparently there's no way to encode MP3 from linear PCM.

    Does anyone know of a way to encode MP3 on the iPhone, maybe a 3rd party framework? I'm surprised that Fraunhofer or Lame encoder haven't been ported to objective-C / iPhone SDK yet.

    Much appreciated,
  2. newb16 macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2008
    At least Lame is ported to mac os X without mentioning specific ( 386 or ppc) architecture, so I would try stuff new iphone project with all the files from mac os x project and try to build it.
  3. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Be aware that Apple may require you to have acquired proper rights and licenses for any IP (encoder patents, etc.) which you include in an app submitted to the App store.

  4. dbredesen thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2008
    I researched futher, and it turns out that indeed any app sold on AppStore would require mp3 licensing through Thomson (

  5. vincenso macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2009
    where did you get this info?

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