Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 The Nuts and Bolts of MP3

    1. MP3 Basics

    2. Rights, Piracy, and Politics

  2. Chapter 2 How MP3 Works: Inside the Codec

    1. A “Perceptual” Codec

    2. The Anatomy of an MP3 File

  3. Chapter 3 Getting and Playing MP3 Files

    1. Choosing and Using an MP3 Player

    2. Players by Platform

    3. Obtaining MP3 Files

    4. Organizing Your Collection

    5. Equipment Considerations

  4. Chapter 4 Playlists, Tags, and Skins: MP3 Options

    1. MP3 Options and Considerations

    2. Equalization and Sound Quality

    3. ID3 Tags and Playlists: The Virtual Database

    4. Skins: Dressing Up MP3 Players

    5. Plug-ins: Extending Your Reach

    6. Listening to MP3 Streams

    7. Performance Considerations

  5. Chapter 5 Ripping and Encoding: Creating MP3 Files

    1. General Encoding Principles

    2. General Ripping Principles

    3. Ripping and Encoding Tools

    4. Ripping from Other Sources

    5. Roll Your Own Compact Discs

  6. Chapter 6 Hardware, Portables, Home Stereos, and Kits

    1. Playing MP3 Through Your Home Stereo

    2. Portable Players

    3. Hand-Held Computers and Other Devices

    4. Home Stereo MP3 Players

    5. Car Players

    6. Kit Players

  7. Chapter 7 The Not-So-Fine-Print: Legal Bits and Pieces

    1. The Rules of Engagement

    2. The Players

  8. Chapter 8 Webcasting and Servers: Internet Distribution

    1. The Fundamentals of Internet Distribution

    2. Offering Files for Download

    3. Webcasting: Real-Time MP3 Broadcasting

    4. An Interview with MP3.com’s “High Geek”

  9. Chapter 9 Competing Codecs and Other File Formats

    1. The Architectures

    2. The Codecs

  1. Appendix ID3v1 Genres

  2. Glossary

  3. Colophon