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Title:
The MP3 and Internet audio handbook : your guide to the digital music revolution
Author:
Fries, Bruce.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Silver Spring, MD : TeamCom Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xvi, 302 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Title Subject:
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ISBN:
9781928791102
Format :
Book

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The MP3 and Internet Audio Handbook explains the digital music revolution and demystifies the technical aspects of downloading, recording and playing music on a PC.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Part 1. Digital Music and the Internet
1. The Digital Music Revolutionp. 9
2. Music on the Webp. 15
Online Music Formatsp. 15
Finding Musicp. 19
Music Piracyp. 21
3. Internet Radiop. 23
Sound Qualityp. 25
Digital Radiop. 26
Listening to Internet Radiop. 27
Popular Radio Web Sitesp. 29
Streaming MP3p. 32
Webcasting Licensingp. 34
4. Digital Music Distributionp. 35
Internet Record Labelsp. 35
Secure Music Distributionp. 37
The Secure Digital Music Initiativep. 38
Future Distribution Methodsp. 40
5. Digital Music and Copyright Lawp. 41
Rights of Copyright Holdersp. 41
Copyright Law and Consumersp. 43
U.S. Copyright Lawsp. 56
Part 2. Turning Your PC Into a CD-Quality Jukebox
6. Getting Started With MP3p. 61
Check Your Configurationp. 61
Get Some Softwarep. 61
Get Some Musicp. 62
Organize the Musicp. 64
Kick Back and Let It Playp. 65
7. Choosing the Right Softwarep. 67
Shareware and Freewarep. 67
Playersp. 67
DJ Mixersp. 71
All-in-one Programsp. 72
8. Choosing the Right Hardwarep. 75
Computersp. 75
CD Drivesp. 77
CD Technologyp. 78
Computer Interfacesp. 80
External Audio Devicesp. 82
Speakersp. 83
Dual-Mode MP3/Audio CD Playersp. 84
Portable Playersp. 86
Memory Cardsp. 89
MP3 for Your Carp. 92
Additional Resourcesp. 94
9. Organizing and Playing Musicp. 95
Storing Musicp. 95
Playing Musicp. 97
Adjusting the Volumep. 99
Working with Playlistsp. 100
The CDDBp. 102
Organizing Your Filesp. 103
Music Library Managersp. 105
Bells and Whistlesp. 106
10. Connecting Your PC to Your Stereop. 109
Connection Fundamentalsp. 109
Sound Card Inputs and Outputsp. 111
Stereo Receiver Inputs and Outputsp. 112
Analog Connectionsp. 113
Digital Connectionsp. 114
Wireless Connectionsp. 116
Part 3. Understanding Digital Audio
11. A Digital Audio Primerp. 119
What is Sound?p. 119
Measuring Soundp. 120
Analog Audiop. 122
Digital Audiop. 123
Advantages of Digital Audiop. 128
File Size and Bandwidthp. 130
Compressionp. 131
12. Digital Audio Formatsp. 135
Digital Audio Filesp. 135
Streaming Audiop. 136
Standard Formatsp. 137
MPEG-Based Proprietary Formatsp. 138
Non-MPEG Proprietary Formatsp. 139
Additional Resourcesp. 140
13. MPEG Audiop. 141
MPEG Standardsp. 141
MPEG Layersp. 144
MPEG Encodingp. 146
Bit-ratesp. 149
Embedded Data (ID3 Tags)p. 150
Measuring Sound Qualityp. 152
Additional Resourcesp. 154
Part 4. Recording Music on Your PCp. 155
14. Hard Disk Recordingp. 157
Recording from Analog Sourcesp. 158
Direct Digital Recordingp. 159
Recording Softwarep. 159
Sound Card Mixing Functionsp. 160
The Recording Processp. 164
Reducing Background Noisep. 166
Record and Tape Preservationp. 167
Additional Resourcesp. 168
15. Digital Audio Extractionp. 169
Ripping Softwarep. 170
Will Your Drive Rip?p. 170
Jitterp. 172
Successful Rippingp. 174
Verifying the Qualityp. 178
Additional Resourcesp. 180
16. Making Your Own MP3 Filesp. 181
Encodingp. 182
Bit-ratesp. 183
Constant Bit-rate Encodingp. 184
Variable Bit-rate Encodingp. 185
Selecting the Best Bit-ratep. 186
Verifying the Resultsp. 187
17. Editing Sound Filesp. 189
Sound Editing Softwarep. 189
Normalizationp. 190
Transitions Between Songsp. 192
Optimizing Audio for the Webp. 194
Sound Editing Utilitiesp. 197
18. Recording Your Own CDsp. 199
CD Constructionp. 199
CD Standards and File Systemsp. 201
CD Mediap. 203
CD Recording Softwarep. 204
Before You Recordp. 204
Recording Optionsp. 206
Recording Audio CDsp. 209
Recording MP3 CDsp. 210
Duplicating CDsp. 212
Additional Resourcesp. 212
Part 5. Step-By-Step Tutorialsp. 213
19. Basic Tasksp. 215
Installing Softwarep. 215
Downloading MP3 Filesp. 218
Modifying File Type Associationsp. 220
20. Software Tutorialsp. 225
AudioCatalystp. 225
Cool Edit 96p. 231
Easy CD Creatorp. 237
MusicMatch Jukeboxp. 243
RealJukeboxp. 250
Winampp. 254
Appendix A. Interesting Web Sitesp. 263
Online Music Storesp. 263
Internet Radio Sitesp. 265
Internet Record Labels and Artist Resourcesp. 267
MP3 and General Music Resourcesp. 270
Music Newsp. 273
MP3 Technical Informationp. 275
Home Recording and Pro Audiop. 276
Music Licensingp. 277
Associationsp. 278
Appendix B. What and Where to Buyp. 281
Softwarep. 281
Hardwarep. 283
Speakers, Cables and Audio Interfacesp. 284
Additional Resourcesp. 285
Appendix C. Recommended Readingp. 287
Glossaryp. 289
Indexp. 295

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