is one of the two most-used audio file formats used for Macs. The other is SDII. Most CD writers can accept AIFF or SDII files when burning a CD.
the average number of bits used by one second of audio. Standard bit rate for MP3 is 128kbps, but the higher the bit rate the better the quality. The Classical Shop uses 320Kbps.
the process of ‘recording’ onto a CD-R.
A recordable CD that you can ‘write’ or save data to only once. A CD-RW disc, on the other hand, can be ‘overwritten’ many times."
A drive in your PC that is capable of writing to CD-R and CD-RW discs, as well as reading data from CD-ROMs, and playing audio
Software that allows MP3s to be copied to CD format, the opposite of Encoder.
software that converts uncompressed WAV. (PC) or AIFF. (Mac) files into compressed files such as MP3.
software or hardware that prevents unauthorised access to a computer from the internet hackers, viruses and other nuisances.
Software that has been written on read-only memory. Firmware is a combination of software and hardware. ROMs, PROMs and EPROMs that have data or programs recorded on them.
See the FORMATS tab for a complete explanation
An MP3 (the accepted abbreviation for MPEG 1 audio layer 3) is a music file that has been compressed by reducing accuracy of certain parts of sound that are deemed beyond the hearing ability of most people.
A list of tracks assembled in your own order that can be quickly accessed on your media player.
USB (Universal Serial Bus) is a specification to establish communication between devices and a host controller, usually personal computer and peripherals. USB 2.0 is twelve times faster than the original and now obsolete USB 1.
an audio format created by Microsoft that has become the standard sound file format for PCs. They are much bigger than MP3 files.
A character that may be used in a search term to represent one or more other characters. The two most commonly used wildcards are:
1) The question mark (‘?’) may be used to represent a single alphanumeric character in a search expression.
2) An asterisk (‘*’) may be used to specify zero or more alphanumeric characters
A file utility that zips together files and compresses file size for quicker and more convenient download.