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Chapter 6. Using MP3 > Software Encoders (Free Versus Pay)

Software Encoders (Free Versus Pay)

For those who are just starting out in streaming audio, it’s not necessary to spend money on an MP3 encoder. Freeware and shareware MP3 on-demand file encoders and live streaming tools are available from a wide variety of sources (see the Appendix, “Tools and Resources”). Far more on-demand tools than live streaming tools exist. At some point, however, your streaming audio idea might become part of a business. If you reach that point, consider purchasing a more flexible and robust software or hardware encoding tool.

In this chapter, you’ll author on-demand MP3 files using Audiograbber (Windows) and iTunes (Macintosh). You’ll use Winamp (Windows) to author live MP3 streams. A generally used Macintosh-based MP3 live stream encoding software tool has yet to be released (at the time of this writing).


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