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BUYING GUIDE FOR MP3 AND MP4 PLAYERS

 

 

Terminology

Capacity:Measured in gigabytes and megabytes it refers to the number of songs, videos and data that a player can hold.

Flash Memory: It is a digital storage method which captures data on solid-state microchips. The audio and video do not skip as they do not have moving parts.

Dock:It is a device connecting an MP3 player to a computer or a power source.

Digital Rights Management (DRM):It refers to an encoding process that prevents the use of digital media by restricting its use.

Ripping:It is a process of recording audio stored on the CD to a computer. It is generally in an MP3 format.

Playlist:A list of songs that have been customized in a particular order.

Plug in:It is an optional program that adds to the functionality of a bigger program or system.