ISO-MPEG Audio Layer 3 software only Encoder and Decoder for PCs Version 2.61.

Copyright (C) Fraunhofer IIS - 1994, 1995, 1996 This package is distributed as shareware. DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO REGISTER IS IN THE FILE register.txt. You may give copies of this package to other people as long as no file is changed, added or removed. Without registration, you may work with this package for 30 days, for evaluation purposes only. "Evaluation" means that you may compress and decompress sound files only for your private pleasure, to learn about the performance of the Layer-3 coding scheme. If you want to extend the evaluation period, or if you want to use this package not only for your private pleasure, you are required to register the package. A registration fee is valid for one single computer with one l3enc/l3dec running. - evaluate highest quality perceptual audio compression technique available today - software only encoder and decoder implementations - implements ISO/MPEG Audio standard ISO/IEC-IS 11172-3, Layer 3 and ISO/IEC IS-13818-3, Layer 3 - music data is input in raw format (16 bit signed integer), in RIFF/WAVE format as used by Microsoft Windows .WAV files, in AIFF/AIFC format as used by SGI and Mac or in .snd/.au format used by NeXT and Sun. - 44.1kHz sampling frequency (8, 11.025, 12, 16, 32 kHz and 48 kHz also for registered users) - output of decoder is in raw format (16 bit signed integer), in .snd/.au format, in AIFF/AIFC format or in RIFF/WAVE format - .WAV music files can be played with Windows Media Player - Under rare circumstances the .WAV output is broken. Please use raw format in that cases. - optional decoder output as 24 bit hex ascii data - written by the very same people at Fraunhofer-IIS who did the Layer 3 codecs for the ISO and ITU-R (former CCIR) tests (best sound quality at low bit rates at all listening tests) - more information can be found on http://www.iis.fhg.de/departs/amm/layer3/sw/ The package consists of the following files Disk 1 (l3v261d1.zip): l3enc.exe encoder program V2.61 l3dec.exe decoder program V2.61 manual.txt instructions for encoder and decoder programs register.txt information on registration. PLEASE READ THIS! info.txt infos on ISO MPEG Layer 3 and Layer 3 products readme.txt this file history.txt infos on the history of this shareware product go32.exe DOS extender Disk 2 (l3v261d2.zip): contents.txt short discription of the following Layer 3 bitstreams (CR/LF format)

contents funky.mp3 spot1.mp3 spot2.mp3 spot3.mp3 classic1.mp3 classic2.mp3

short discription of the following (LF format) demo layer 3 bitstream (96 kbit/s, demo layer 3 bitstream (96 kbit/s, demo layer 3 bitstream (96 kbit/s, demo layer 3 bitstream (96 kbit/s, demo layer 3 bitstream (56 kbit/s, demo layer 3 bitstream (48 kbit/s,

Layer 3 bitstreams stereo, stereo, stereo, stereo, stereo, stereo, 44.1 kHz) 44.1 kHz) 44.1 kHz) 44.1 kHz) 22.05 kHz) 22.05 kHz)

The song used for funky.mp3 is named "Funky" and was composed and arranged by Juergen Herre. "Funky" is copyright Juergen Herre 1994. You may use "Funky" for all evaluation purposes of this shareware product. You may not use "Funky" for commercial purposes (e.g. radio broadcasting). The other bitstreams were provided by OMNI-Mediasound. The programms are written for IBM-PCs or Compatibles with MS-DOS. They require a 386 type CPU plus hardware floating point support. Especially for the encoder, a Pentium or better is recommended. If you need further information on Layer 3 products, please send email to layer3@iis.fhg.de or try http://www.iis.fhg.de/departs/amm/layer3/. You can also fax or mail your questions to Layer 3 support Fraunhofer - IIS Am Weichselgarten 3 D-91058 Erlangen Germany Email: layer3@iis.fhg.de Fax : +49 9131 776 399 NOTE: This address is FOR TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ONLY, registration information can be found in register.txt LICENSE AGREEMENT ================= USE OF THE SOFTWARE IS SUBJECT TO THE SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS SET FORTH BELOW. USING THE SOFTWARE INDICATES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS, YOU MUST RETURN OR DELETE THE SOFTWARE IMMEDIATELY. This software is distributed as shareware. You are entitled to use this software layer 3 codec for 30 days for evaluation purposes. If you want to continue to use this software codec after the evaluation period, or you want to use this software commercially, you are required to register the software. In the sense of these license terms, USE shall mean running one of the programs and/or make use of bitstreams generated by this software. You may give copies of the unregistered shareware version of this software to other people as long as no file is changed and no file is omitted. You may not sell, rent of lease the software to others. If you are a registered user, you are entitled to use this product for your own use. You may not sell, rent of lease the software to others without written permission of Fraunhofer IIS. You may use only one copy of the software at one time. You may not use this software on a network or on more than one computer at the same time without a licence for "concurrent use".

You must not give away your personal registration code. Doing so will result in an infringement of copyright. Fraunhofer and/or OPTICOM retain the right of claims for compensation in respect of damage which occured by your giving away of the registration code. This claim shall also extent to all costs which Fraunhofer and/or OPTICOM incur in defending itself. The license and right for the use of this Software does not include the right to create, generate, encode or otherwise modify data or bit streams: o to be used, sold, published, distributed, disposed of or otherwise marketed via pre-recorded media, such as but not limited to CD-ROM, magnetic tapes, memory cards and the like; o to be used, sold, reproduced, published, distributed, disposed of or otherwise marketed via any kind of network, if a user will have to pay a monetary or equivalent compensation for the access, copying etc. of such data or bit stream; o for the purpose of broadcast and/or radio and/or multicast service transmission such as but not limited to "Internet Radio" and the like. WARRANTY ======== Don't forget that there are no warranties associated with this software. While we believe that our software is reasonably bug free and well behaved, we are in no way responsible if our software does not work the way you would expect it to work. No matter if it locks up your computer, garbles your floppy disks or does any other harmful things to your computer - it is entirely your problem. Fraunhofer - IIS / OPTICOM are not liable for any infringments or damages of third parties' rights in consequencs of your use of this shareware product. Fraunhofer - IIS / OPTICOM are in no event liable for, respectively do not warrant the trustworthiness, quality, industrial exploitability, serviceability of this shareware product for the supposed purpose or any other purposes. All orders are subject to the general terms and conditions "Allgemeine Verkaufs- und Lieferbedingungen" of OPTICOM. This information may be subject to change. All brand and product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners. All rights reserved.