Archive for April, 2008

Audio File Format

A lot of people make the mistake of referring “mp3” with the audio player teenagers (and kids as well) have. Partly correct, but mp3 is not only limited to player. In fact, the reason why the mp3 player is called that way is because the files that the player can read are only those with mp3 file extensions.

MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 is the longer name of mp3. Files with the “.mp3” format are compressed and so file sizes are smaller compared to the usual audio formats. A simple 3 minute song can reach 6MB if it’s in WMA format, however, it’ll only measure up to 3MB if it’s in mp3.

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MP3 in relation to Digital Audio

Changing the sounds waves, editing voices and transmission of audio file formats from source to the receiver are a few of the things that you can do with digital audio. Based on one of my reports in school (major subject), digital audio is the process wherein an ordinary audio file is converted to digital format.

The mp3 file format and other compressed formats are only a few of the examples of digital recording. Digital recording converts the sound file (of a movie for example) and changes or tweaks the different codecs etc. of the sound file. All file formats that are recorded and transferred to another source are also called digital recording.

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Portability

Let’s take a look at the history of some of the most popular gadgets that invaded our generation: Walkman became the Discman, landline phones evolved to mobile phones and desktop computers evolved to laptops, which finally evolved to Pocket PCs. These are only a few of the things that have undergone a great deal of innovation.

Pocket gadgets have become a fad nowadays. Why is that so? In a fast-paced world where every second counts and all incoming pieces of information (like news feeds etc.) are vital, portable devices have secured a part in the lives of the busy bees.

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The Issue of MP3 files in Adobe Flash Player

“The major issue we have here is the incorrect seeking of mp3 files. If I start to play a 10 second mp3 file at 4 seconds, it plays back at around 8 seconds. The seeking of mp3 files (either with a 22Hz or 11Hz format) is broken in Player 9.0.124.0” – statements of two people complaining in Adobe’s forum.

From the gathered statement, we all know that the software is the one at fault and not the mp3 file that the complainant tried to play. The software (player) does not recognize the file and that is the reason why the file cannot be played. As far as I know, Adobe already fixed the glitch in their software.

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