Sunday, January 13, 2008

mp3 in Sabah

What is MP3 ?

Yeah.. everyone know that mp3 is some kind of format for music files, it is very popular in now day, accroding to wikipedia.org ,MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, more commonly referred to as MP3, is a digital audio encoding format.

This encoding format is used to create an MP3 file, a way to store a single segment of audio, commonly a song, so that it can be organized or easily transferred between computers and other devices such as MP3 players. MP3 uses a lossy compression algorithm that is designed to greatly reduce the amount of data required to represent the audio recording, yet still sound like a faithful reproduction of the original uncompressed audio to most listeners. An MP3 digital file created using the mid-range bitrate setting of 128 kbit/s results in a file that is typically about 1/10th the size of the digital data found on an audio CD.


What is good about mp3?

Mp3 file size is smaller than CD audio files, some files has good quality as CD audio. Now days there are many player designed to play mp3 files (visit mp3.com). People using mp3 player because it is easy to used (just plug into computer),small in size and there is no worry about size compared to cdplayer that using disc. The most interesting part is FREE, people love free stuff and some mp3 file we can get for free using the famous software limewire (visit limewire.com)


The question ?? It is possible we can turn all songs file into mp3 file format ?

Yes it is, but it is NOT give an advantage to some artist. Why? because of the word FREE. The word FREE make big effect towards artist. The concept is, nobody will buy new hits album because they can get music for free. Some people say "No MP3". But for the famous or big artist, she or he become more popular when we get and hear their music.

In Sabah, Kadus Entertaiment (visit kadusmusic.com) banned music from kadazandusun race turn into MP3 file for the protection of Sabah music artist. Some people say YES, because when we turn music in MP3 formats file, we can make this music became famous and breakthrough the other countries market. Examples, Indonesia (Poco-poco dance and music), Japan, Korean, English, Philippine and more other country. After we hear and love their music, we proudly by their original music disc or going for their live concert. Others also say "How we can let other people from other country and race know our own music???". We need their comment or idea to make an improvement in our music.

What is your opinion?? Right your opinion or comment here. Do you think it is good to turn Sabah music into mp3 files?? Or Something else??

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