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Honey, I shrunk the MP3 decoder (2007) (emphy.de)
19 points by userbinator 6 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments

For comparison, he has also written an MP2 decoder, which is almost an order of magnitude smaller: https://keyj.emphy.de/kjmp2/

Note that MP3 patents expired not long ago, so the format is now "free": https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14240645

He also recommends checking this one that is a clean re implementation, not the extraction of FFmpeg code: https://github.com/lieff/minimp3

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