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How to Do Everything with MP3 and Digital Music : HTDE S. - Dave Johnson

How to Do Everything with MP3 and Digital Music


Paperback Published: 26th November 2001
ISBN: 9780072194135
Number Of Pages: 404

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The authors show novice users as well as more tech-savvy music fans and musicians all they need to know about MP3 and digital music. They give thorough coverage of all the latest and best MP3 players, both desktop and portable. This book shows the basics of finding and downloading online music, choosing the best MP3 player and setting it up to work with your PC. It also shows musicians and music fanatics how to get their music uploaded and available for other listeners on the Internet.

Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Introductionp. xix
The ABCs of MP3
Welcome to MP3 and Digital Audiop. 3
A Brief History of Recorded Timep. 4
What Is MP3?p. 5
What's the Big Deal about Compression?p. 6
Where Do MP3 Files Come From?p. 7
What Can You Do with MP3?p. 8
What about All the Legal Stuff?p. 8
How to Listen to MP3 Filesp. 9
Your Computerp. 9
Portable Playersp. 9
A Car Playerp. 11
A Home Stereop. 12
Our Favorite TV Show Theme Songsp. 13
The Difference Between MP3 and Digital Audiop. 14
Getting Your Computer Readyp. 15
Must-Have Hardwarep. 16
Processor and RAMp. 17
Notes for Macintosh Usersp. 17
The Hard Drivep. 18
The Sound Cardp. 19
Speakersp. 20
Universal Serial Bus Portsp. 20
The CD-RW Drivep. 22
Operating System Issuesp. 26
Our Five Favorite Funky Songsp. 27
MP3 in Windows 95p. 28
MP3 in Windows 3.1p. 28
MP3 in Macintoshesp. 28
Your Internet Connectionp. 29
MP3 and the Lawp. 31
A Brief History of MP3 Controversyp. 32
Blame It on Riop. 33
The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of MP3.comp. 34
The Napster Effectp. 35
How to Not Break the Lawp. 37
Rick vs. Dave: MP3 Ethicsp. 37
Definitely Legal Activitiesp. 38
Illegal Activitiesp. 38
"Legal" Alternatives to Napsterp. 39
The Dawning Age of Copy Protectionp. 39
Our Favorite Songs from the '80sp. 40
Playing Digital Music
Finding Digital Music Onlinep. 45
Music Sitesp. 47
Amazon.comp. 47
What Is Liquid Audio?p. 48
MP3.comp. 50
Our Favorite Portable MP3 Playersp. 54
The Best $13.98 You Can Spend on Your Kidsp. 55
File-Sharing Servicesp. 58
File-Sharing Fundamentalsp. 59
How to Use LimeWirep. 60
If I Share My MP3 Files, Can Someone Hack into All My Files?p. 60
Listening on the PCp. 69
How top. 70
Choosing an MP3 Playerp. 70
Finding an MP3 Playerp. 71
Music Players for Windowsp. 72
Get Hip to the Lingo, Digi-Catp. 73
Winampp. 75
Windows Media Playerp. 76
RealJukebox Plusp. 80
MusicMatch Jukebox 6p. 82
Music Players for the Macp. 85
iTunesp. 85
MPLAYp. 87
MusicMatch Jukeboxp. 88
Setting Your Volumep. 90
Changing Skinsp. 90
See Your Musicp. 92
Dialing into Internet Radiop. 95
Understanding Internet Radiop. 96
Where Internet Radio Comes Fromp. 97
How You Listen to Internet Radiop. 97
The Importance of High-Speed Internet Accessp. 99
Internet-Radio Sound Qualityp. 99
Why a Slow Connection Equals Dead Airp. 99
How to Find Internet Radio Stationsp. 100
Tune In with Windows Media Playerp. 103
Creating Your Own Preset Listsp. 103
Searching for Stationsp. 104
Build Custom Radio Shows with RadioMOI.comp. 105
Tune In with RealJukeboxp. 108
Should You Pay for MusicMatch Radio MX?p. 109
Sharing with SHOUTcastp. 110
Other Software and Sitesp. 111
Taking It on the Roadp. 113
Choosing a Portable Music Playerp. 114
How Much Memory Does the MP3 Player Have?p. 115
How Does the MP3 Player Connect to the PC?p. 116
What about the Batteries?p. 117
What Other Goodies Does the MP3 Player Have?p. 118
The MP3 Treep. 119
The Right MP3 Player for Youp. 120
MP3s on a Budgetp. 120
If You Need a Voice Recorderp. 121
Longer Playing Timep. 122
Listening in Your Carp. 122
If You're a CD Fanaticp. 123
Getting Massive Amounts of Musicp. 124
MP3 for Your Carp. 124
In-Dash Receivers with MP3p. 125
Hard Disk MP3 Playersp. 126
Cassette Adaptersp. 127
Go Wirelessp. 129
Understanding Memory Card Formatsp. 130
CompactFlashp. 130
SmartMediap. 131
Secure Digital and MultiMediaCardp. 131
Memory Stickp. 132
Dave's MP3 Auto Experiencep. 132
What Do Memory Cards Cost?p. 133
Playing MP3s on a Personal Digital Assistantp. 133
MP3s on a Pocket PCp. 134
Pocket PC Choicesp. 135
MP3s on a Palm OS Devicep. 136
MP3 Around the Housep. 139
From PC to Stereo (Same Room)p. 140
From PC to Stereo (Different Rooms)p. 142
Kinda Like Mr. Microphone--for MP3p. 143
X10 Marks the Spotp. 145
Make Your Stereo Part of Your Computer Networkp. 145
Internet Radio to Gop. 147
From PC to Any Other Roomp. 148
From MP3 Player to Stereop. 149
Other Cool MP3 Options for the Homep. 150
Where to Find Itp. 151
Getting the Best Soundp. 153
Converting Your Audio Filesp. 154
Normalizing Your Audio Filesp. 156
All about Equalizersp. 158
Using Winamp's Equalizerp. 159
Using the Windows Media Player Equalizerp. 161
Choose a Killer Set of Speakersp. 162
Choose a Killer Set of Headphonesp. 165
Headphones That Roam Freep. 165
Creating Your Own Music Files
Ripping Music from a CDp. 169
Inside Digital Audiop. 170
Sound Waves 101p. 171
The Age-Old Debate: Digital or Analog?p. 173
Digital File Formatsp. 177
WAV vs. MP3p. 179
When to Use WAV and MP3p. 179
Choosing a CD Ripperp. 180
Ripping Musicp. 181
Using a Jukeboxp. 182
Dealing with Glitchesp. 188
Transferring Analog Sources to MP3p. 193
Making the Connectionp. 194
Sound Card Inputsp. 196
Analog Source Outputsp. 198
Cabling It All Togetherp. 200
Audio Recording Softwarep. 204
Making the Recordingp. 208
Setting the Recording Devicep. 208
Setting Sound Levelsp. 210
Recording Audiop. 212
Recording Strategiesp. 214
Do It All with Easy CD Creatorp. 216
Editing, Correcting, and Tweaking Your Audiop. 221
Starting Cleanp. 222
Touring an Audio Editorp. 223
Cutting Up Your Musicp. 224
Deleting Silent Leaderp. 225
Inserting Silent Leaderp. 226
Splitting a File into Tracksp. 228
Gluing Tracks Togetherp. 230
Fading Your Songsp. 231
Taking Jazz Head Onp. 232
Cleaning Up Noisy Audiop. 233
Optimizing the Dynamic Rangep. 237
Organizing Your Music Filesp. 239
Planning for MP3 Storagep. 241
Organizing Your Songsp. 242
Controlling Playback with Filenamesp. 243
Selecting a Folder Strategyp. 243
Selecting Filenamesp. 246
Editing Music File ID Tagsp. 249
Changing Several Tracks at Oncep. 252
Fixing the File Type Associationp. 254
The Desert Island Testp. 257
Sharing Your Digital Music
Converting Music to CD and Streaming Audiop. 261
Getting Started with CD Recordingp. 262
Prepping Your Computerp. 263
Choosing Your Discsp. 265
CD-R Speedp. 266
Choosing a Data Formatp. 267
Recording with Easy CD Creatorp. 269
Choosing Recording Optionsp. 269
Burning a CDp. 272
Making an MP3 CDp. 276
The Monkees Weren't so Badp. 277
Streaming Your Music from the Webp. 278
Stream Without Extra Softwarep. 278
Using Streaming Production Softwarep. 281
Sharing Your Music Onlinep. 285
What MP3.com Can Do for Youp. 286
The Premium Artist Servicep. 287
Payback for Playbackp. 287
The Copyright Wizardp. 287
The Music Licensing Programp. 287
The CD Programp. 288
Promo Auctionsp. 288
Promoting Your Music on Ampcast.comp. 288
Royaltiesp. 289
The CD Programp. 289
Five Best Band Names We Just Made Upp. 289
Ad-Free Pagesp. 290
Ratings and Sales Datap. 290
Fast Song Approvalp. 290
Concert and Event Calendarsp. 290
Getting Your Songs on Internet Radiop. 291
Create Your Own Internet Radio Station on SHOUTcastp. 291
Promoting Your Soundp. 295
Selling Your CDp. 296
Online Stores That'll Sell Your CDp. 296
Accepting Paymentp. 298
Essential Resources for Musiciansp. 298
Finishing Touches for Your CDp. 300
Promoting Yourselfp. 302
Write a Press Releasep. 302
Cool Things to Do with Your Sitep. 303
Write to Your Fansp. 304
From the Expertsp. 305
Music That Burns Your Fingersp. 305
Kristin Hershp. 306
Peter Himmelmanp. 308
Diana Darbyp. 310
Cherish Alexander, The Painkillersp. 312
Dana Masep. 314
Internet Radio Stationsp. 317
General/Networksp. 318
News/Sports/Talkp. 319
Classicalp. 324
Countryp. 326
Hip-Hop/Electronic/Dancep. 327
JAZZp. 332
RandB/Soulp. 334
Rock/Popp. 335
Top Web Sites for MP3 Dowloadsp. 343
Napsterp. 345
Morpheusp. 346
Aimsterp. 347
iMeshp. 348
KaZaAp. 349
Audiogalaxyp. 350
BearSharep. 351
WinMXp. 352
In Search of Storage Spacep. 353
Optical Storagep. 354
External Hard Disksp. 355
Online Storagep. 356
Storage Schemes at a Glancep. 357
Portable Player Memory Cardsp. 359
Memory Cards 101p. 360
CompactFlashp. 360
SmartMediap. 361
Memory Stickp. 361
Secure Digital/MultiMediaCardsp. 361
Security and Memory Cardsp. 362
Memory Cards at a Glancep. 362
Indexp. 363
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ISBN: 9780072194135
ISBN-10: 0072194138
Series: HTDE S.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: 26th November 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.69