Digital Music – Prime Yourself With the Basics of Digital Music
By Mark Harris, About.com Guide
If you’re just starting out in the world of digital music, then coming to grips with the basics is your first step. Even if you’ve got a good understanding about the subject, you’ll find that the information presented here is a good resource that you can refer to time-and-time again. If you’re looking for a suitable MP3 player, need more information on an audio format, or need a technical term clarified, then you’ll find this part of the website particularly useful.
Shop stress-free by consulting our guide to some of the best digital music gifts. This font of information will give you time-saving ideas.
- Budget MP3 players for under $100
- Portable media players for less than $200
- Top 7 MP3 player accessories
- Top 4 digital music gift cards
To really appreciate how far we have come in the digital age, why not take a fascinating trip back in time by reading up on the history of digital music. By learning the history of audio formats, hardware, and music services, you can get a real insight into how digital music came to be.
Digital Music Players
If you’re looking for the right gadget to listen to your digital music, then exploring this section will help you decide. Trying to compare different devices can be time consuming and very frustrating. Whether you need a device for playing audio, video, or both, you’ll find our in-depth reviews valuable when making that informed decision; it might just save you a heap of time too!
- Before You Buy an MP3 Player
- Portable Media/MP3 Player Reviews
- Budget MP3/MP4 Players For Less Than $200
- Top 7 iPod & MP3 Player Accessories
- iPod Comparisons and Reviews
Music Formats 101
As the number of audio formats increase year-by-year, it’s more important than ever to have a good understanding about their differences, strengths, and weaknesses. Whether you purchase music from one of the many music services, or want to convert to a particular format, this section will give you the information you need.
Have you got a question you need answering? Are you confused about certain aspects of digital music? It can be puzzling and difficult to remember all the acronyms, terms, and legalities that are used. If you’ve got a question, or need more information on a term, then this is your first port of call.
It’s important to stay on the right side of the law when dealing with digital music. Legal issues are a big part of the music industry and you’ll need to make sure that you don’t infringe on your countries respective copyright laws. Here you will find articles that cover popular legal issues such as copying and ripping CDs, digital rights management (DRM), etc.