MP3 Player

August 5th, 2013 by Rosemary
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A MP3 player MP3 player, also called digital audio or simply MP3 player is a portable electronic device for storing and playing audio files. It owes its name to the audio format compressed MP3, dominant in the sector, but usually also play other file formats. The MP3 player has revolutionized the history of music and is one of the technological gadgets more successful. Features MP3 player has meant a revolution in the music, which should be its popularity in large part to control that contribute, its ability to store thousands of songs and portability, allowing you to take it over. Although there are dedicated models whose sole function is the MP3 player, many serve also as radio, web browser, photo, and video player tuner recording of voice, alarm, calendar, calendar or photo camera. An MP3 player is basically a storage device with software that allows you to play MP3 files, and consists of the following components: storage system: can use memory internal (based on flash or hard drive) or external (using memory cards).If your MP3 player supports standard USB Mass Storage Device Class (USB mass storage device), the computer will consider it a hard disk and we can use it as a USB memory. Data port: to transfer the data to the player MP3 it will have USB port, firewire port or parallel port. Audio output: have a stereo Jack 3.5 mm headphone or external speakers.

Some have built-in speakers, although they tend to be of low quality. Controls: they can vary from simple buttons or wheels with associated to touchscreen buttons. Screen: an MP3 player can carry or not screen, and in that case can be anything from a simple monochrome display of two lines to large high-resolution color screens. Battery: they operate with rechargeable battery and adapter network. Software: lets you play MP3 files and create playlists of songs. Audio formats the MP3 format allows to compress audio while maintaining a close to CD quality in one ten times less space.

For example, a 4 minute song will occupy 40 MB on a CD, but only 4 MB in MP3 format. The disadvantage of the MP3 format is that you lose quality, since it is a lossy compression format. The advantage is that it takes much less memory, so that we can store more songs in the same space and download songs from the Internet more quickly. Although the MP3 format is the most well known, there are other audio formats that usually can also be played on an MP3 player, which can be of various types: free (OGG, FLAC) or owners (MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV).

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