[oclug] Dumb question about MP3
scheng at aotera.org
Fri Aug 18 16:19:55 EDT 2006
On Aug 18, 2006, at 10:51, Bill Strosberg wrote:
> MP3 is the third revision of a data standard set by the Motion
> Expert Group - hence MP3. It specifies the format for digital
> and decoding of audio data.
MP3 is MPEG-1 Layer 3. It is actually not the 3rd version :-) The 3rd
version from MPEG perspective would be AAC++.
Canonical information (the standard documents) is available via ISO
for a not-so-small fee.
Wikipedia has some material as others noted. Another good source on
what MP3 and audio compression in general is here <http://
Note if you have picky ears, you should consider AAC. AAC provide
better quality at the same bit rate.
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