.MP3 File Name Extension - MP3 Files

This section describes what is .mp3 file name extension or MP3 files.

.mp3 is the file name extension for audio files - music and songs in MP3 format.

Audio files using MP3 format store audio information encoding with MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3) encoding algorithm, which was invented by a team of European engineers at Philips, CCETT, IRT and Fraunhofer Society in 1991.

MP3 encoding algorithm compresses digital audio information in WaveForm from a bit rate of 1,411.2 kbit/s to a much lower bit rate range between 32 and 320 kbit/s.

Audio MP3 files are usually generated by compressing audio WAV files with a MP3 compressing program.

A regular song or music stored in MP3 format (.mp3 extension) takes only about 20% of the storage space comparing with WAV (WaveForm) format (.wav extension).

See other chapters for more information on .mp3 file name extension.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Format

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Players

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Rip Music

 WAV Audio File Format

 MP3, MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, Encoding Format

 Burning MP3 Music to Audio CD

 Windows Sound Recorder

 ISO 9660 Standard for Data CD

 Recording Data on CD

 VCD (Video CD) Standard

 DVD (Digital Video Disc) Standard Format

 TOC (Table Of Contents) on CDs

 IsoBuster - A Nice CD GUI Tool

 MPlayer - The Movie Player

 vStrip - Rip and Manipulate DVD VOB Files

 mpgtx - Manipulating MPEG Files

CD/DVD - File Name Extension and Format Types

.MP3 File Name Extension - MP3 Files

 .WAV File Name Extension - WAV Files

 .WMA File Name Extension - Windows Media Audio Files

 .ISO File Name Extension - ISO Files

 .DAT File Name Extension - VCD Media Files

 .INF File Name Extension - AUTORUN.INF Files

 .IFO File Name Extension - DVD Information Files

 .VOB File Name Extension - DVD Video Object Files

 .AVI File Name Extension - Audio Video Interleave Files

 .MPG File Name Extension - MPEG Files


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