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MP3 information, educational articles, newsgroups, books and some rather handy mp3 music charts plus all the latest music album, country 12", country singles and white label new releases from major and independant record companies are now available in our MP3 section.

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Book Cover MP3: The Definitive Guide
MP3, standing for MPEG-1, Layer 3, is a codec for compressing the size of audio files for digital distribution. Much more than a definition, MP3 is nothing less than a cultural and economic revolution on the Internet. Every day, hundreds of thousands of MP3 music files are searched for, shared, recorded and listened to by computer and Internet users of all kinds. Either alone or collected into massive download sites, the MP3 revolution is seriously threatening the traditional ways people find, listen to and create music. MP3 players and encoders are available for all major computer platforms, including Windows, Macintosh, Linux and BeOS. MP3 hardware players include portable players you can take with you jogging or exercising from manufactures like Sony, Diamond and Philips to home stereo and car stereo players.MP3: The Definitive Guide introduces the power-user to just about all aspects of MP3 technology. It delves into detail on obtaining, recording, and optimizing MP3 files using both commercial, and Open Source methods. Coverage is complete for four platforms: Windows, Macintosh, Linux and BeOS. In depth chapters describe all aspects of the MP3 experience from distributing, streaming, broadcasting, converting and playing to archiving your collection. Readers will learn how to test their equipment, optimize their encoding times, evaluate their playback options, control and organize a collection, even burn their own CD's or distribute their own music to a massive worldwide audience over the Internet. In addition, the author fills readers in on the complex legal issues surrounding MP3 files. Everything you need to know to enjoy MP3 today and tomorrow is contained in this single volume.MP3 is here to stay, and the applications for this versatile compression format are expanding exponentially along with its user base. MP3: The Definitive Guide should appeal to a broad audience of users, from the those just getting into this exciting new technology, to those who want to fully immerse themselves in the complexities and possibilities that MP3 presents.
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Book Cover MP3 for Dummies
This volume has been updated to cover the latest ways to find, get, create and listen to MP3 files, including updated software and new players. For musicians and music lover alike, it contains: the essentials an MP3 user needs to know to find, download, create, share, save and hear MP3 files: enhanced features of the new release of MusicMatch Jukebox as well as the newest portable and home stereo MP3 players: revised and updated content to cover the newest features on MP3.com as well as coverage of the "bad boys" of MP3, notably the Napster file swapping service: a step-by-step guide to make your computer MP3-compliant; and a how-to guide to turn your desktop computer into a hi-fi sound system using your home stereo.
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Book Cover MP3! I Didn't Know You Could Do That...
This book contains valuable tips and tricks for the MP3 user. You'll find out how to get thousands of songs from the Internet, how to use rippers, players, and jukeboxes to create a music library of CD-quality MP3 tracks. Learn how to play MP3 tracks on your PC, on your home stereo, and in your car. If you're a musician, you'll also learn how to create MP3 files of your own music, distribute, and broadcast them over the Internet.
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Book Cover MP3 Complete
MP3 is a file format that compresses audio for storage on a computer. Each MB of data in an .mp3 file equals one minute of music at almost CD quality or several minutes for spoken word/audiobooks. Because the files are small, they can be easily distributed via the Internet or on CDs. MP3 files can be played from PCs, Palm computers, and dedicated players. This text provides information on how to get the most out of rippers, players, and audio editors. It also covers recording and distributing your own music online and troubleshooting.
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Book Cover Quick Guide To... MP3 and Digital Music
MP3 files, the latest digital music format, have taken the music industry by storm. What are they? Where do you get them? How do you use them? Why have they thrown record companies into a panic? Will they make music easier to buy? And cheaper? Is this the future of music? All these questions and more are answered in this concise and practical book which explains everything you need to know about MP3s in a simple and easy-to-understand manner.
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Book Cover Digital Copyright : Protecting Intellectual Property on the Internet
Jessica Litman questions whether copyright laws crafted by lawyers and their lobbyists really make sense for the vast majority of us. Should every interaction between ordinary consumers and copyright-protected works be restricted by law? Is it practical to enforce such laws, or expect consumers to obey them? What are the effects of such laws on the exchange of information in a free society? Litman’s critique exposes the 1998 copyright law as an incoherent patchwork. She argues for reforms that reflect the way people actually behave in their daily digital interactions.
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