There are thousands of songs available on the
internet. They can be used as background music for your web page,
recorded on any MIDI compatible device such as a keyboard, or
just downloaded onto your hard drive for personal listening
pleasure. MIDI files are useful because they require very little
storage space and therefore, are very quick to download and play
off the internet. There are other types of sound files used on
the net also. WAV, MP3, AU, and Real Audio are just a few. Some
sound files require special "players" which can also be
downloaded off the internet.
Microsoft Media Player
are a few of the
"players" available. The newer web browsers like
come with players built into them. These browsers can
"decode" and play back most sound files you find on the
MP3 is the digital audio format most widely used today. To say it is the most controversial subject of the new millenium is an understatement. And because the world of formats can sometimes be confusing, we will give you the lowdown without too much technical jargon. Using file sharing utilities like Napster or Gnutella allow computer users with an internet connection to download thousands of songs. Once downloaded, these songs can be played back on the computer or recorded onto a CD for playback in a home or car stereo system.