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8.1. MP3 pros and cons

Naturally, there are both pros and cons to the MP3 format. Although it has garnered a huge following, the format does have disadvantages that should be considered by anyone preparing to test the waters of MP3 audio.

8.1.1. Advantages

  • Relatively high fidelity

  • Easy, inexpensive (generally free) encoding

  • Simple distribution, via HTTP and FTP protocols, and via CD or other portable storage media

  • Streaming implementation via server additions

  • Availability of sample source code, which creates potential for lots of competition, players, and encoders for all platforms


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