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The Complete Guide to MP3

MP3 LogoMP3 (more formally known as MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 Audio Layer 3) is an audio compression format designed to reduce the size and bandwidth requirements of music and other audio files, while still retaining a high degree of fidelity. There are dozens of competing audio compression formats, but MP3 was one of the earliest, and remains one of the most popular.

This guide shows you how to create, convert and play MP3 files, how to transfer MP3 files to portable media players like the iPod and PSP, and shows you how to use some of the most popular MP3 compatible audio players like iTunes.

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