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MP3 File

This page contains information on the MP3 file extension (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3), a popular music file format

File extension.mp3
CategoryMusic File
DescriptionMP3 is a digital music format which allows CD tracks to be reduced to around a tenth of their normal size without a significant loss of quality. MP3 gets rid of a lot of the information recorded in a song that our ears are not able to hear and then uses complex algorithms to reduce the file size. This then enables you to get hundreds of songs on to a CD and it also has opened up a new market over the internet - the download market as download times have been significantly reduced.
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Technical DetailsThe MP3 format is a lossy format. That means that an MP3 file does not contain 100% of the original audio information. Instead, MP3 files use perceptual coding. In other words, that means it removes the information that your ear doesn't notice thereby making the file smaller. The reason lossy formats are used over RAW is that RAW audio files are too large to travel over the internet at any great speed. By using lossy formats it enables even dial up users to download mp3 files at a reasonable speed. RAW file formats generally require 176,000 bytes per second compared to a lossy format which requires 17,600. The difference is massive and so are the download times.
Associated programs RealOne
WinAmp
Windows Media Player
iTunes
Developed by Moving Picture Experts Group
MIME type  audio/mpeg
Useful links Further information on MP3 files
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Convert MP3 file

Using Zamzar it is possible to convert MP3 files to a variety of other formats:

mp3 to aac (Advanced Audio Coding File)
mp3 to ac3 (AC3 Audio File)
mp3 to flac (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
mp3 to m4a (Compressed video file)
mp3 to m4r (iPhone Ringtone File)
mp3 to mp4 (MPEG-4 Video File)
mp3 to ogg (Ogg Vorbis Compressed Audio File)
mp3 to wav (Windows audio file)
mp3 to wma (Windows Media Audio)

Convert MP3 file