If you're a music lover and own a portable MP3 player, chances are you've used an MP3 file recently. An accessible and easy-to-use format, MP3s have changed the way people listen to and distribute music. But how do MP3s work?
What type of format is an MP3 file?
- A lossless format
- A compression system
- An analog technology
What's the key to sound quality in an MP3 file?
- The bit rate
- The byte rate
- The bite rate
What's a typcial bit rate for an MP3 file?
- 10 Kbps
- 128 Kbps
- 512 Kbps
What does MPEG stand for?
- Moving Picture Experts Group
- Music Playback Encoding Generator
- Multiple Play Ear Grabber
Which of the following do you not need to make use of MP3 files on your computer?
- A sound card
- An MP3 player
- A microphone
What method won't keep an MP3 file stored on your computer?
- Purchasing and downloading some from an online store
- Streaming some from a Web site
- Ripping some from a CD
What is a data CD?
- A CD that holds only Excel spreadsheets
- A CD that holds only an album's worth or so of music
- A CD that holds several albums' worth of music
An artifact is:
- Another name for a bit
- An error generated by an encoder
- An outdated encoder that compresses music files very slowly
MP3 players generally use two types of ports to transfer data. Which of these isn't one?
How can artists maintain control over their music on the Web?
- Look into a Creative Commons license
- Ask fans nicely to not illegally distribute music
- Sue music download sites