Validating MP3 Compression Output

This section describes a tutorial on how to validate the compressed WAV file with MP3 (MPEG Layer-3) encoding.

If you followed the previous tutorial, you should have a WAV music file compressed with MP3 (MPEG Layer-3) format.

1. Using Windows Explorer to locate the compressed WAV music file: C:\temp\wav\02-Track 2-MP3.wav.

2. Click right mouse button on this file, and select properties. The properties dialog box shows up. The general tab displays:

File name: 02-Track 2-MP3.wav
Type of file: Wave Sound
Location: C:\temp\wav\
Size: 7,077,588 bytes

3. Click the Summary tab. It displays:

Bit Rate: 256 kbps
Channels: 2 (stereo)
Audio sample rate: 44 KHz
Audio format: MPEG Layer-3

4. Double click on the file name: 02-Track 2-MP3.wav. Windows Media Player will be started to play this music.

If the WAV file plays well to the end, Sound Recorder did a good job of compressing a WAV audio file with MP3 (MPEG Layer-3) format.

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

 Recording Sound with Sound Recorder

 Playing Sound with Sound Recorder

 Compressing WAV Files with MP3 Encoding

Validating MP3 Compression Output

 WAV File Compression List

 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

 References

 PDF Printing Version