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BUYING GUIDE FOR MP3 AND MP4 PLAYERS

 

 

Supporting File Format
AA:

The format used by Audible.com has been created for audio books and radio programmes which feature spoken audio content. A host of portable music players support AA format.

AAC:

The Advanced Audio Coding or AAC format was developed by Dolby Laboratories and was made famous by Apple iTunes. Widely used in iPods, this format allows copy-protection of audio files on the iTunes Music Store for exclusive access. Meanwhile, unprotected audio files are supported by a number of players including Zune from Microsoft and the Walkman series by Sony.

MP3:

One of the most popular music formats, the MP3 or Motion Pictures Experts Group Layer 3 has become the collective name by which we know portable music players. Popular among most online music stores, this format has won the race among competing music formats.

WAV:

It is an uncompressed form of music format commonly found on most audio CDs. They take up more space than other formats

WMA:

Microsoftâ??s widely used Windows Media Audio or WMA format has been designed to include copy protection. Audio files of this format sound a notch better than MP3 formats. Most players other than iPods and some online music stores support WMA format music.