MP3 Player and Digital Music

  • Gerard O’Regan


An MP3 player is an electronic device that can play digital audio files. Fraunhofer developed the audio compression technology that is known as MP3 in the late 1980s, and it developed an early (but unsuccessful) MP3 player in the early 1990s. Tomislav Uzelac developed the first successful MP3 player at the University of Zagreb in 1997. Digital music is the process of representing sound as numerical binary values, as distinct from the previous paradigm where analog media such as vinyl records or magnetic tape were used to represent and store sound.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerard O’Regan
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  1. 1.SQC ConsultingMallowIreland

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