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O’Reilly gets to grips with the technology that’s revolutionising the way we think about and use music with MP3: The Definitive Guide. The book includes some excellent advice on choosing and using MP3 software. The leading titles are discussed and compared so you can pick software with the features you want. Skins and plug-ins also

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O’Reilly gets to grips with the technology that’s revolutionising the way we think about and use music with MP3: The Definitive Guide. The book includes some excellent advice on choosing and using MP3 software. The leading titles are discussed and compared so you can pick software with the features you want. Skins and plug-ins also get plenty of space, and the whole concept of organising and storing MP3 files is well-covered.

Ripping and encoding gets a chapter to itself, and this is rounded off with a section on creating your own CDs. Other chapters cover Internet downloading and dedicated MP3 hardware–portable players, handheld computers, car players and home stereo systems. New players are coming onto the market with stunning rapidity, making some of this material here less than state of the art; still, it does provide a good overview of what’s available.

For those looking for more technical information, a chapter at the end of the book explains MP3 and other audio file formats–but this won’t hinder those who don’t want to delve too deep from getting the most out of this book. Hacker’s text is very accessible indeed, and at no point will novices feel overwhelmed by technology. The author is also careful to make sure that this book applies to whatever your operating system, be it Windows, Macintosh, Linux or BeOS. –Sandra Vogel

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RedOrDed says:

One of the 2 best books on MP3 O’Reilly’s habit of using the word „definitive“ in their titles is very irritating – this book is excellent, but it isn’t totally definitive. There are chapters on how MP3 works, how to get and play MP3 files and creating your own MP3s (including dealing with playlists and tags), various kinds of software and hardware players, webcasting and servers, and legal stuff. I will focus here on what I see as omissions, but there is much that is good about this book. 

John McCabe says:

The author is informed, and writes clearly. This is the only mp3 book I’ve read. The reason I decided to buy it was that it was from O’Reilly & I’ve read Scot Hacker’s other book (The Be Bible) and he describes subjects clearly. 

Anonymous says:

The MP3 World The book had useful and helpful in depth chapters that describe all aspects of the MP3 experience from distributing, streaming, broadcasting, converting and playing to archiving your collection.The author also fills readers in on the complex legal issues surrounding MP3 files. Everything you need to know to enjoy MP3 today and tomorrow is contained in this single volume.

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