What is an MP3 file? How do I convert my CD to MP3?

Becoming Familiar With MP3

MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III, best known as MP3, is a digital encoding format for audio which allows for compression and delivery of audio at a relatively small file size. It is a common audio format for streaming or storing audio and has become what amounts to a universal standard for delivery and playback on the Internet. 

Voices.com uses built-in audio players to share your Profile demos and Audition files. For best results MP3 files uploaded to your Profile or submitted as auditions should be encoded at the bit rate 128 kbps.

If you are using demo files recorded onto a CD you will need to use an audio application to rip the files to MP3 format.
  • On a Windows-based system, Windows Media Player will allow you to rip CD audio to a number of formats, MP3 among them.
  • On a Mac, iTunes will similarly permit you to rip CD audio to MP3.
In either case, be sure that you have set MP3 as the desired format. Windows will default to WMA format and iTunes to M4A, so you may need to change a few settings in order to rip to MP3 the first time.

Please keep in mind that this information has been provided as a courtesy and we are unable to provide support assistance for outside software.

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