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MP3 file

This page contains information on the MP3 file extension (Compressed audio file file)

File extension.MP3
CategoryAudio File
DescriptionMP3 is the most popular audio file type based on MPEG-1 Layer III compression. Its lossy algorithm was developed in 1991. MP3 codes the sound almost with the same quality, as CD (16-bit stereo), providing compression in size 1 to 10 from the original WAF or AIFF tracks. The quality of MP3 seriously depends on the bitrate. It can be 128 - 256 kbps. Higher bitrates are also supported, but they seriously increase the file size. It is supported by all modern hard- and software players.
Associated programsRealOne
WinAmp
Windows Media Player
iTunes
Developed byFraunhofer Institute
MIME typeaudio/mpeg
audio/MPA
audio/mpa-robust
Useful linksMore detailed information on MP3 files

Convert MP3 files

Using CoolUtils Online MP3 Converter it is possible to convert MP3 files to a variety of other formats:

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