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Definition of MP3

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Definition: MP3, short for MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, is a lossy compressed music format that is very popular for digitizing music.

Normal CD music is recorded at 1411.2 kbit/s, whereas MP3 is recorded at much lower rates. 320 kbit/s is considered very good quality.

Many games use MP3 for in-game music and speech, and many use the LAME Open Source encoder which you can find in the C Code Library.

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