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MP3 vs. MP4: What’s the difference and which one is better?

MP3 vs. MP4: What’s the difference and which one is better?

Everyone knows what an MP3 is -- the longtime standard for digital music. But what is an MP4? Do they sound better? Should you stop using MP3 files for your favorite music? Good questions! We have the
How to Digitize Vinyl Records Without a Record Player

How to Digitize Vinyl Records Without a Record Player

Digitizing vinyl is a lot harder than ripping a CD. An external CD drive costs $26 on Amazon; a record player with a digital output costs $250 or more. Plus you have to use special software, specify
A eulogy for iTunes, and the MP3 era

A eulogy for iTunes, and the MP3 era

Goodnight, sweet prince.
The best iTunes alternatives for Mac

The best iTunes alternatives for Mac

Apple has said that the next version of MacOS will no longer feature iTunes. There are the best alternatives.
Apple will soon kill off iTunes and, with it, an entire era of music history

Apple will soon kill off iTunes and, with it, an entire era of music history

Apple will finally kill off the aging iTunes app in favor of new services.
Apple will soon kill off iTunes and, with it, an entire era of music history

Apple will soon kill off iTunes and, with it, an entire era of music history

Apple will finally kill off the aging iTunes app in favor of new services.

The Internet Archive will host 490,000 music tracks 'lost' by MySpace

When MySpace announced that it had "accidentally" (and there are question marks around that) lost 12 years of content last month, former users were devastated to learn that many of their audio files
YouTube Music can now act as a media player for files stored on your phone

YouTube Music can now act as a media player for files stored on your phone

Update 1: 2019/03/26 4:23pm PDT Our friends at 9to5Google reached out to let us know offline playback may have appeared as early a v3.03, though that version doesn't exhibit the behavior in our
How to convert a file from WMA to MP3

How to convert a file from WMA to MP3

Converting WMA files to MP3 files can make them much easier to play on a variety of supporting devices.

Christmas podcast with Poesy, 2018 edition

An annual tradition (MP3)! Poesy is now 10 -- nearly 11! -- and this year, she's decided to offer us a detailed makeup tutorial, with some bonus horseback riding advice. There's even a musical number!
An appreciation of the long-lost MP3 player skins of yesteryear

An appreciation of the long-lost MP3 player skins of yesteryear

When MP3s conquered music, it depended on three key technologies: CD ripping software, file-sharing software, and MP3 playing software, primarily Winamp. Winamp was infinitely customizable, and there
How the Apple Watch changed the world

How the Apple Watch changed the world

In 2015 Switzerland was fucked. This blunt belief, grunted out by Apple’s Jony Ive and repeated by the media as a death knell for the watch industry, seemed to define a sad truth: that the Swiss watch
Winamp Is Making a Return With New Full Version 6

Winamp Is Making a Return With New Full Version 6

Version 6 of Winamp will be the first new full version since 2003.

Sony delivers better audio on the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra

Sony has announced some new software updates that will be coming to the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra to deliver an even more premium audio experience for users. Sony’s phones typically already try to
How to convert an MP4 to an MP3

How to convert an MP4 to an MP3

Sometimes you just want the audio without the video. In this guide, we'll show you how to convert an MP4 to an MP3 using web-based software and dedicated programs for both Windows and MacOS. The post

How to rip and save audio from YouTube videos with your iPhone

This workflow downloads a video from YourTube, rips the audio to an MP3 or M4A file, then saves it on your iPhone. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' turns your Switch into a Nintendo iPod

'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' turns your Switch into a Nintendo iPod

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's veritable museum of Nintendo history extends to the game-maker's iconic music as well. This time out, there are over 900 compositions and Nintendo says if you played them
'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' turns your Switch into a Nintendo iPod

'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' turns your Switch into a Nintendo iPod

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's veritable museum of Nintendo history extends to the game-maker's iconic music as well. This time out, there are over 900 compositions and Nintendo says if you played them