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  • 1. MP3 Players
    • Group A
    • Kristen Wallner
    • Casey Brown
    • Cheyanne Neves
    • Jason Waughtel
    • Alissa Vega
  • 2. What is an MP3? Kristen Wallner - CSC 101
  • 3. What is an MP3?
    • MP3 is short for "MPEG-1
    • Audio Layer 3 ”. It is a file compression format that makes it possible for individuals with an Internet connection to quickly download, copy, store, and play near CD-quality audio files.
  • 4. What is an MP3? (cont.)
    • The MP3 format compresses the sound that was recorded into a very small file, while keeping the original sound quality.
    • The MP3 produces CD quality music, and is often hard to tell the difference between the two.
  • 5. What is an MP3? (cont.)
    • In 1992 MP3 was approved as a standard by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG), founded by Leonardo Chariglioni in Italy .
    • MP3 files are stored as .mp3 on your computer.
  • 6. HISTORY By Casey Brown
  • 7. Where it all started
    • Regency TR-1 transistor radio
    • ~ analog AM tuner
    • ~ three inches by five inches
    • ~several colors
    • TPS-L2 cassette tape player
    • ~ played cassette tapes
    • ~ no larger then a cassette tape
    • D-50 portable CD player
    • ~played CDs
    • ~ no bigger then a CD case
  • 8. The first MP3 player
    • MPMan
    • Produced from a Korean company SaeHan
    • Held 32MB of RAM
    • ~ 8 tracks, or 32 minutes
    • of music
    • On shelves summer of 1998
    • Rechargeable battery pack
    • ~ lasted about nine hours
  • 9. The iPOD
    • October 31, 2001
    • Sleeker look
    • Unique simple navigational system
    • 5GB hard drive
    • ~ 1,000 songs
    • ~ compatible only with Macintosh software
    • In 2003 iTunes released and compatibility with Windows
    • Today sold over 100 million
    • College poll
    • ~ 1,200 students polled
    • ~ more “in” then alcohol and alcohol related activities
  • 10. MP3 software
    • German company Fraunhofer-Gesellshaft
    • 1987 project Eureka began
    • ~ research to produce high quality sound with low bit –rate audio
    • coding
    • In 1992 the Fraunhofer’s research integrated in MPEG-1
    • MPEG-1 published in 1993
    • 1998 patent to MP3 technology released
  • 11. Why are colleges concerned about Copyright Laws?
    • The reasons are because students were caught distributing MP3 files through their campus network.
    • This could cause legal issues, bring viruses through the campus secure network, and students could be legally prosecuted.
    • Therefore, colleges are taking action, educating students, securing their networks, and having no tolerance of illegal downloading of music and/or movies.
  • 12. The Legal Issues of an MP3. by Cheyanne Neves
  • 13. What are some common ways that MP3 players are legally misused?
    • Many people often download music and movies off of the internet. They don’t pay for the material they download, so it is often considered to be unauthorized usage of media.
  • 14. Have MP3’s Become Legally Controversial over the past decade?
    • Yes! MP3’s have become legally controversial over the past decade.
    • They have become very controversial due to the high amount of copyright infringements.
  • 15. Are there any legal music downloading websites to download music for MP3 players?
    • Yes there are! But websites such as Napster and Scour have faced many problems in the past with copyright infringement.
    • They have paid out millions of dollars to the Music Industry.
  • 16. What was the largest amount of money that resulted in legal actions, as a result of illegal downloading of music and movies from the Internet?
    • MP3 .com was found guilty of infringing the copyrights of the Universal Music Group digital-music company, and was forced to pay damages totaling more than $117 Million.
  • 17. Who is working to stop illegal Copyrighting?
    • Colleges are working to stop illegal copyrighting of music.
    • According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, by Kelly McCollum, “students at Carnegie Mellon University were taught a course on copyrighting and computer ethics.”
  • 18. Why are colleges concerned about Copyright Laws?
    • The reasons are because students were caught distributing MP3 files through their campus network.
    • This could cause legal issues, bring viruses through the campus secure network, and students could be legally prosecuted.
    • Therefore, colleges are taking action, educating students, securing their networks, and having no tolerance of illegal downloading of music and/or movies.
  • 19. Legalization
    • The legalization of downloading music off of the internet onto MP3 players continues to be a widespread issue across the United States. Many people continue to be prosecuted everyday.
    • The World Wide Web is full of sites that an individual can download music an/or movies from, so choose them wisely.
  • 20. Mp3 Players The Best and the Worst
    • Jason Waughtel
    • Group A
  • 21. iPod Nano
    • Voted the best overall Mp3 Player
    • 1.5 inch screen
    • 24 hour battery life
    • Available on 2GB, 4GB and 8GB models
  • 22. SanDisk Sansa
    • Voted the Best Value Mp3 player
    • 8GB version costs $80 less then the iPod Nano 8GB
    • Includes an FM tuner and bigger screen then iPod Nano
  • 23. iRiver Clix
    • Voted to have the best feature for Mp3 players
    • Has larger LCD screen with touchscreen
    • Includes FM tuner, alarm clock and Flash games
  • 24. Apple iPod 60GB
    • Voted the Best large capacity Mp3 player
    • Holds 20,000 songs
    • Plays Music, Videos and Photos
  • 25. Philips Nike MP3Run
    • Best choice for use in fitness situations
    • Water resistant
    • Includes Bluetooth speed and distance tracker
  • 26. Creative Zen
    • The best choice for commuters
    • Small and compact
    • 8GB model holds thousands of songs
    • Easy to replace battery
  • 27. Samsung YEPP
    • Best sound quality for Mp3 players
  • 28. Top Downloading Sites by Alissa Vega
  • 29. Development of downloading music “The Beginning”
    • 1990’s
    NetJam Rocket Network
  • 30. Different Types of Downloading Sites
    • I-music downloads
    • Yahoo music unlimited
    • Rhapsody
    • Emusic
    • Microsoft Zune
    • iTunes
    • Napster
    • Wal-Mart
  • 31. Criteria for Downloading Sites cheapest Compatibility with brands Streaming Monthly SUbscriptions Ability to transfer music
  • 32. Top Legal Downloading Sites Rhapsody Price range for 89 cents to 99 cents Monthly PC streaming at $10 to $14 Possibility for a monthly subscription for Rhapsody to go Customer Support 24/7 Compatible with most MP3 players Compatible with most PCs such as Windows, Macintosh and Linux Disadvantages Limited support for iPods Only offered in the United States Cancel subscription your music disappears
    • iTunes
    • Largest service for downloading
    • Free player downloading
    • Capable with both Windows and Macintosh Computers
    • 99 cents per song
    • Customer Support 24/7
    • Disadvantages
    • AAC file format(Advanced Audio Coding)
    • Only allows music to be playable on iTunes and iPods
    • Only offers 99 cents per song without the possibility of subscriptions
  • 33. Top Illegal Downloading Sites
    • Limewire
    • Supported by Gnutella which is a networking protocol which directly means that one computer can share or “speak” directly to another
    Kazaa Supported by the fasttrack protocol which is using computer to computer file sharing
  • 34. S u m m a r y
    • In the beginning, transistor radios brought the world it’s media. From there, Cassette and CD players took over the scene. Now, Mp3 players dominate the Music Media market. From SanDisk to iPod, there are tons of types of Mp3 players to choose from. Along with this new technology comes legal issues about the downloading of music files from the internet on websites like Limewire and Kazaa. There is no doubt that there are many pros and cons to the Mp3 player revolution, but no matter what people think of them, their technology will continue to evolve throughout the next decades.