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Akamai No Longer Support MP3 Streams?

An audio revolution has begun and Akamai is no longer supporting MP3 streams, but why?

Jamie Ashbrook

by Jamie Ashbrook in News

Last updated 06.08.2023

Akamai No Longer Support Aac

Akamai, a CDN (Content Delivery Network) company in America, have recently made the decision to stop supporting MP3 streams on their radio network, favouring the AAC format instead. With MP3 still being the main format people release audio in, and with roughly 200+ streams on Akamai, a lot of people are left wondering what they can do next...

Why Are Akamai Favouring AAC?

AAC as a format means a smaller file size and fractionally increased audio quality. It’s essentially a slightly better version of MP3, but with MP3 being so popular and universally accepted, not many people have actually transitioned into AAC.

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