Knowledgebase: Recorded Audio
What is an .MP3 file?
MP3 has become the most prominent audio format online, because of the growing use of broadband Internet connections, the popularity of MP3 players, and the fact that MP3 is an open audio standard (not held privately by one company). MP3 files offer near-CD quality but require only about 1/10th the space of a WAV file. Pseudo-streaming of an MP3 file can be done very easily by creating a .m3u file that points to the mp3 file. MP3 is the best and most popular format for high-quality music. Music groups often put MP3s of their songs on their websites to promote their music.