The rise of the MP3 technology didn’t only pave way for more sources of music but more to it being a source, such technology is known to produce quality entertainment that majority seems to enjoy nowadays. There are several advantages that go with the usage of MP3. Firstly, MP3s are known for its files that are of small memory. With this, the user is able to download more files specifically, a large variety of music. Another advantage is on the aspect of cost, MP3 downloads are known for its minimal cost and at times, even free of cost thus allowing more users to enjoy its usage. Lastly, MP3 music and downloads are very much evident and attainable in the Internet. One can easily search for a song and instantly be presented by options that cater to its download. Users are able to have such convenient source of entertainment; music is definitely better appreciated through the rise of the MP3 technology.
Downloading MP3s and ripping them off your CDs is really easy, which means that compiling your favorite music and transferring your files into any computer should be a breeze. The problem though is that even though it SHOULD be, it isn’t always is.
The reason for this is that many times, the software used to rip audio CDs do not come with the capability to automatically sort the files since it does not copy all the other information needed to categorize your music files – the tags. The same is true for downloaded music, with many files not even tagged at all. While tagging your music manually is no big deal at all if it’s only for one album, doing so for hundreds or thousands of files is just not realistic. Not even the most dedicated sound tripper wouldn’t want to do it!
The good news is that there are tagging software available, like the MP3Tag, that helps automate the process for you. MP3Tag lets you do batch tag editing, download new/missing album covers, rename the files based on the tags, and so much more.
We have mentioned before that the solution to MP3 file format problems is to simply convert your audio files to MP3 files. While this may seem daunting to the uninitiated, the fact is that audio files can easily be converted using apps. In fact, you don’t even have to install any software on your computer just to do this since there are plenty of FREE online audio file converters you can use to convert video and audio files to an MP3 file.
Two free online file converters you might want to try are Online-Convert.com and ConvertAudioOnine.com. ConvertAudioOnline is really stragihtforward and perfect for beginners, but Online-Convert.com has more functionalities such as converting video and audio files that are stored online (e.g. YouTube videos) simply by entering the URL of the file. It even lets you dictate the quality of the converted file by setting the bitrate and sampling rate and checking the normalize audio box.
Converting audio files is really a breeze with these online converters.
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Amazon recently launched it Amazon MP3 store where you can get songs for as low as $0.60 per track and an entire album for just $5.99. Even better, it is attracting new customers with an additional 20% on the next album you buy. Sounds like a really great deal right?
So what’s the snag? Nothing really, except that you have to use the Amazon Cloud Player to play the tunes if you download it directly on your iOS device. If you wish to play it via iTunes, that will mean having to use your Mac or desktop PC to sync your files first. Other than that, it’s just as good as any MP3s you buy from the iTunes store. This makes for lots of happy customers and one unhappy company, that is Apple.
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Have you ever experienced uploading your file on the internet (any social networking site that allows file uploading or perhaps, your personal blog) yet, cannot upload it because it has the wrong format? Do not despair. In fact you can do something about it.
Some websites only support certain file type extensions. For photos, most sites only accept .jpg, .gif or .png files, while on the other hand, most sites only allow .mp3 files to be uploaded. If your audio file is not in the mp3 format, what you can do is to convert it first to mp3. After you have converted the file, try to upload it again and if the upload succeeds, then you’re on it.
Chatwing has been providing their chatbox widget for some time now. However it is only a couple of days ago that they announced their chat widget’s ability to upload images and mp3 links. This comes as a nice bonus to the already really friendly chatbox, encouraging even greater social sharing between visitors of a site. This is important to website owners because the more people can do on your site, the longer they are apt to stay just like visitors will stay longer in a warm and comfy house, but will make excuses to leave if they get bored.
What’s even better about Chatwing is that it is absolutely free! So if you haven’t tried Chatwing on your site yet, check it out and see if mp3 sharing via chat on your site encourages sound trippers to participate.
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As we all know, mp3 is a compressed type of audio file, but have you heard the file type “mp4”? It is a fact that both the mp3 and the mp4 are MPEGs but what are their differences?
The mp4 is a multimedia type of file format, meaning it is not only limited to audio files. If mp3s are audio files only, mp4s are for all types of media such as audio (only), video, images, games and so on and so forth. There are some mp4 players available in the market today that are small and handy, so you can watch your video clips anywhere you go.
Skype users world wide, here’s some good news for you folks! There is a new version of Call Recorder (which can be availed at the price of USD 14.95 from Ecamm Networks) which is also compatible with the recently launched Skype 2.7. Aside from adding a window to Skype for Mac users so they can save recordings of both incoming and outgoing Skype calls, this version of the program now includes a new two-track video recording option that has an enhanced video recording quality. Recorded calls are saved in Quicktime format but can be converted later on to MP3 format which can be edited for other purposes such as podcasting.
Have you had your earplugs in your ears all day? Is your mp3 player by your side 24/7? Are you “sound tripping” most of the time?
There is nothing more soothing than listening to your favorite music (whatever genre it might be) while relaxing at home or anywhere you can find comfort. Those who are addicted to listening to music are very much updated with “what’s hot” in the music industry. More so, those whose passion is sound tripping are normally updated in what’s new in the mp3 world. They have the latest mp3 gadgets as they invest in mp3 devices. They also know where to go for cheap finds (whether online or at their local shops).
Altering the softness or loudness of the music file, diffusing and noise reduction, fade in and fade out of sounds and musical scoring are only a few of the features of some of the audio editing tools available for download on the internet. Editing such audio files is not that easy—you need to be at least familiar with the different tools of editing programs since one wrong click can ruin your entire sound clip.
I have tried to edit some sound files (I’m an amateur, not a professional one); tried to grope around the interface of the audio editor and luckily, have produced magnificent sounds.