MP3 is a initials that derives from MPEG Audio Layer III . It is a format of digital audio or, more specifically, of a format of compression of said type of audio.
To generate a MP3 file , appeals to a algorithm which enables reduce size or weight of the file that stores the sound , although with one some loss of quality . This loss, however, is not usually significant, so MP3 is the most used format in computers (computers) and portable players.
The German sound engineer Karlheinz Brandenburg He is designated as the creator of the MP3. He was among those responsible for the development of Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG ) and in the decade of 1980 began working on the compression of Audio . Already in 1995 , started using the extension .mp3 for files with compressed audio under this system.
The MP3 format was a revolution in the way of distributing and consuming digital audio. MP3 files are much lighter (and therefore easier to transfer or download) than a single file. Audio CD or CDDA . With the advance of connections to Internet , it facilitated the download of entire discs whose songs are compressed in MP3.
It is also known as MP3 al digital audio player . These devices can save and play files in MP3 format, although usually they are also able to work with other formats.
A person For example, you can store two hundred music tracks in an MP3 and then listen to them where and when you want.