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MP3 | Definition


An MP3 is a compressed audio format that is popular for downloading across the internet and for use with memory-based audio players such as the Apple IPod. MP3 Files may be recorded on CD-R or CD-RW media for playback in compatible DVD players, audio CD players, and CD-ROM drives. MP3 Files are usually named with the suffix .mp3. MP3 Sound quality varies as a function of the recording/encoding bit rate used in sampling the sound. Too much compression or a too low bit rate will result in poor sound quality.

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