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AFAIK it’s an initial license fee paid by the manufacturer for using the codec + additional costs per device sold (all of which A&H would have to pass on to the consumer, making the product(s) less economically competitive.) No idea how much the fees actually are though. IIRC it was only the first few batches of GLDs that supported mp3, subsequent batches didn’t. One of the other justifications I see from multiple manufacturers who don’t support mp3 is that if people don’t know that what they’re listening to is in fact 128kbps of lossy compression they might think that the desk doesn’t sound good.