Posts Tagged ‘mp3’

Download BBC Radio Programs with Radio Downloader

Friday, March 9th, 2012

This looks like a cool source of free audio; the BBC also hosts a lot of different interesting live music shows …

If you cannot listen to the various BBC Radio channels directly, you may consider downloading your favorite shows to your computer to listen to them at a later time. Maybe you are on holiday and do not want to miss a show, or you are living in a country that has limited or no access to BBC Radio shows.


YouTube Center Adds All the Missing Features to YouTube

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

I’m not sure how well this will work after YouTube’s upcoming site redesign, but the “Download” feature looks particularly interesting …

There are quite a few things that you cannot do on YouTube due to lack of controls. It is for instance not possible to repeat videos automatically or stop videos from automatically playing if you load it on the video hosting site. Most of the annoyances and missing features on YouTube become available through add-ons or userscripts that you can install in the web browser. Some target a specific feature like the ability to download videos from YouTube, others add a bunch of features to the site.


MP3 Packer – Rearrange MP3 Data to Save Space

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

This one seems kind of silly; for one thing, a 1.4% decrease in size hardly seems worth the effort, and for another thing, in these days of PCs with massive hard drives a tiny MP3 file doesn’t really seem worth worrying about.

Common wisdom is that mp3 are already highly compressed which means it does not make sense to compress them further, for instance to zip them before sending them to a friend. But did you know that there is still room for improvement, at least if the encoding settings were not optimal to being with?


Compressing Music for In-Car listening

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Here’s a quick overview of some popular digital audio tools …

George Hand says that, in the car, his MP3 files alternate between ear-blasting highs and silent lows. He’d like to reduce their dynamic range and enjoy the music


Is Apple about to kill MP3?

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

This isn’t exactly “news;” Apple has been trying to kill off the MP3 format for years.

It’s long been rumored that Apple will launch a streaming music service to rival (erm… their rival) Spotify.  Now the company is talking up “an exciting announcement from iTunes” tomorrow with the headline “Tomorrow is just another day, that you’ll never forget”.


Retro Style, Modern Features – Vinyl Ripping with the Crosley Revolution

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Hmmm. I just might need one of these …

By Tim Conneally, Betanews

When the Walkman portable cassette player revolution had firmly gripped the world in the early 80’s, Audio-Technica produced a unique product that capitalized on the portability trends, but applied it to vinyl records. It created tiny, clamshell-style record players that stripped away the big turntable in favor of one with a 3.5″ diameter that could still play 12″ LPs.