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Why MP3 Music is the Preferred Format for Your Sony PSP?
Almost a year ago since the Sony PSP launched in the gaming
market and what impact it‘s made. The Sony PSP has many
features and aside from games, I find that the music feature
of the PSP is one of the most attractive features. I‘ve
enjoyed listening and downloading music from the internet
and on my Sony PSP where most of them requires MP3 format. I
then started to wonder why MP3 is the most used format
instead of other formats such as Wma, AAC or Atrac3.
Originally developed in Germany, a file extension that
encodes music into three layers for the compression of audio
signals known as the MPEG Audio Layer 3 (MP3). To make it
simple, MP3 compresses CD-quality sound by a factor of about
10, while retaining most of the original fidelity, for
instance, 30 MB CD track can be compressed into 3 MB MP3
The MP3 files can easily be transferred across the internet
since the files are relatively small. Nowadays, more and
more websites allows you to download MP3 music from the
internet for free and some may charge you for a few bucks.
The most popular ones such as Napster and Kazaa often allows
you to download it for free. However, it creates a problem
for them as they apparently violated the copyrighted MP3
files and as a result facing unnecessary charges. Here are a
couple of websites that I can think of:
Is not just that MP3 can be found on the internet very
easily but can also be converted from music CD. The process
of converting a digital audio track from a music CD to the
MP3 format is widely known as "ripping". Music CDs can be
converted to MP3 very easily using a stand-alone program or
a function in a software-based media player such as Windows
Media Player 10, Real Player, iTunes and others. Windows
Media Player 10 can rip the MP3 bit rates from 8 kbps to
320 kbps but on average 128 kbps (kilobits per second) can
be considered the norm of good quality MP3 files.
In my opinion, MP3 rates the best for converting and
downloading music files quickly and easily. However, some
disadvantages might disappoint us PSP and music fanatics
since we‘re finding the lowest possible MB (megabytes) that
stores in our PSP memory stick. First, it’s difficult to
convert music files provided by commercial online music
distribution services such as Sony’s Connect and iTunes
Music Store. The supported and protected Digital Management
Rights (DRM) music files aims to control and restrict the
use of digital music. Also, the DRM technology installed on
software-based media program such as Windows Media Player 10
makes it very difficult for us to convert online-purchased
music files into MP3.
Second, the highly compressed and quality audio of MP3 files
uses more of our memory stick capacity compare to Atrac3.
The Atrac3 music format compress audio CD files to the
lowest possible MB along with the same if not better audio
quality than the MP3s. This can be good news for us music
fanatics who wants to enhance music collection on their Sony
PSP. Unfortunately Atrac3 is less user-friendly than the MP3
which disappoints most of us.
Regardless of this, everyone should get their MP3 and
download it to their PSP. MP3 is the most standardized
format and widely accepted throughout any software-based
media player or converter. You can download or convert it to
your Sony PSP very quickly and easily with its more
intuitive and user-friendly approach.
So, start download MP3 music to your PSP today!
About the Author: Heikal Suhaili is a fanatic in playing Sony PSP games and researching useful information about the PSP. For more information on psp music transfer, visit http://www.sonypspmusicvideodownload.com