MP3 For You and Me! Leslie Fisher Chief Geek, lesliefisher.com [email_address]
What’s On Tap? <ul><li>What the heck is MP3? </li></ul><ul><li>What can I do with MP3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen, Organi...
What The Heck is MP3 Anyhow? <ul><li>Developed by the German Research firm, the Fraunhofer Institute in 1991 </li></ul><ul...
It’s Just a File! <ul><li>An MP3 files is just a file just like a .doc file is just a file </li></ul><ul><ul><li>.doc (exp...
Where Do MP3’s come from? <ul><li>The MP3 fairy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No, kidding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Created from a CD...
Using your own personal CDs to bond with MP3 <ul><li>The easiest way to learn about MP3s and MP3 software is to pull out a...
How easy is it? <ul><li>Let me show you! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demo using a store-bought CD and iTunes </li></ul></ul>
Getting MP3s Online <ul><li>MP3 files can be downloaded from the Internet using a web browser or your MP3 software </li></...
There are many ways and many places to find MP3s Online <ul><li>MP3 Swapping </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will talk about it, but...
Legal / Illegal Music Files <ul><li>Some websites are designed to swap music illegally </li></ul><ul><li>As a rule of thum...
Why Leslie avoids illegal MP3 sites <ul><li>100’s served in music swapping lawsuit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ages range from 1...
Be Safe, Be Legal! <ul><li>Eons ago (aka 3 years), trying to download music legally left you with some websites with very ...
A look at the iTunes Music Store
A look at the iTunes Music Store
iTunes Music Store Demo <ul><li>Leslie, go buy some music! </li></ul>
The Google of MP3 <ul><li>www.mp3.com </li></ul><ul><li>Lists piles of MP3’s (music, educational, sound effects, speeches,...
Royalty Free MP3 Downloading <ul><li>Royalty Free Downloading is perfect if you need music to play in the background at an...
So Far… <ul><li>You know how to download MP3’s and the software you can use </li></ul><ul><li>You know how to play MP3’s u...
You CAN Take it with you! <ul><li>MP3’s are relatively small in size </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MP3 song = 3 - 8MB </li></ul></...
What is an MP3 player? <ul><li>Basically a hard drive, rom chip, button based interface and a headphone jack </li></ul><ul...
Most Popular MP3 Players <ul><li>Apple’s iPod  and iPod Shuffle  www.apple.com/ipod </li></ul><ul><li>Creative’s Nomad Juk...
Also…… <ul><li>Most MP3 players work on both a Mac and PC </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon.com and mp3.com have great reader revie...
Demo <ul><li>Apple’s Ipod </li></ul>
Ok, Can I reverse engineer this? Meaning place all of this a CD?  <ul><li>Yes, this is commonly called burning! </li></ul>...
Demo! <ul><li>Time to burn! </li></ul>
What is a Podcast? <ul><li>A podcast is simply another way to deliver information over the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Use...
How to do you make a Podcast? <ul><li>•   Just use the Audio In of your CPU </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PC users make sure you h...
Watch Leslie Make a Podcast  (or play a dorky one) <ul><li>•   Using Garage Band and Digital Photos to make a Podcast   </...
Did You Know? <ul><li>MP3 technology is also used for Internet radio stations? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Streams music to your...
Demo! <ul><li>MP3 based Internet Radio </li></ul>
Ok, So…. <ul><li>You know what MP3 is </li></ul><ul><li>You know where to find them and how to download them </li></ul><ul...
Now, what can I do in the classroom with MP3? <ul><li>Tons! </li></ul><ul><li>Make a CD of students presentations, plays, ...
Ok, I am Done! <ul><li>Thanks! Any Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>www.lesliefisher.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address]   <...
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  1. 1. MP3 For You and Me! Leslie Fisher Chief Geek, lesliefisher.com [email_address]
  2. 2. What’s On Tap? <ul><li>What the heck is MP3? </li></ul><ul><li>What can I do with MP3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen, Organize, Download, Burn </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MP3’s on the go </li></ul><ul><li>What the heck is a podcast? </li></ul><ul><li>Educational MP3 Examples </li></ul>
  3. 3. What The Heck is MP3 Anyhow? <ul><li>Developed by the German Research firm, the Fraunhofer Institute in 1991 </li></ul><ul><li>Basically makes a song file size 1/10 the size of a CD audio song </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100’s of MP’3s can fit onto one CD </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Motion Picture Experts Group approved the new compression technique and dubbed it “MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3” We call it MP3. </li></ul>
  4. 4. It’s Just a File! <ul><li>An MP3 files is just a file just like a .doc file is just a file </li></ul><ul><ul><li>.doc (expenses.doc) = Microsoft Word </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.mp3 (letitbe.mp3) =MP3 Software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MP3 Software Suggestions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes (Macintosh and Windows) http://www.apple.com/itunes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Winamp (PC) http://www.winamp.com </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Where Do MP3’s come from? <ul><li>The MP3 fairy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No, kidding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Created from a CD of your very own music </li></ul><ul><li>Online from websites offering “legal” MP3’s </li></ul><ul><li>Created by a recording that you have or created </li></ul>
  6. 6. Using your own personal CDs to bond with MP3 <ul><li>The easiest way to learn about MP3s and MP3 software is to pull out a couple of your favorite CDs and make MP3 files out of them! </li></ul><ul><li>It is very very simple to take songs even entire CD’s from your CD collection and store them as MP3 files on your hard drive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can store your CD collection on your hard drive. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great for playing music without CD swapping etc </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. How easy is it? <ul><li>Let me show you! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demo using a store-bought CD and iTunes </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Getting MP3s Online <ul><li>MP3 files can be downloaded from the Internet using a web browser or your MP3 software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most browsers have an MP3 plugin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The file is downloaded just like your would download .pdf file </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MP3 Files can be downloaded as streaming or file based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Streaming: File stays on the server you are getting it from and all that downloads to your machine is a pointer file. As long as that file is on the server at that location, you can listen to it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File: The entire file is sent to your machine and you can listen to the file whenever you want </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A web browser can also play an MP3 file </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using Windows Media Player (PC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quicktime (PC and Mac) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. There are many ways and many places to find MP3s Online <ul><li>MP3 Swapping </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will talk about it, but, for the most part it is illegal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MP3 Purchasing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online services which allow you to purchase your MP3 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Royalty Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web sites offering MP3 that are royalty free. (Perfect for use in classroom movies, etc) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Legal / Illegal Music Files <ul><li>Some websites are designed to swap music illegally </li></ul><ul><li>As a rule of thumb, if the artist looks familiar and the music sounds familiar you should be paying for it </li></ul><ul><li>The education rule: You can download and play copyright music for 30 seconds in a project but that project should not be sold (aka you make money off it) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This music however should be purchased music and not downloaded / shared music </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Why Leslie avoids illegal MP3 sites <ul><li>100’s served in music swapping lawsuit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ages range from 12-72 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More will be sued </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Went after only hard core uses who downloaded 1000+ songs </li></ul><ul><li>Amnesty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boy Scout Oath you destroyed all your no no music and you will not be sued </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You can also pay $3,000 to settle the suit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.riaa.com </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Be Safe, Be Legal! <ul><li>Eons ago (aka 3 years), trying to download music legally left you with some websites with very limited downloads </li></ul><ul><li>Now, there are many companies that offer the ability to download music for around .99 a song and 9.99 an album </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes Music Store (Via iTunes software) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Napster ( www.napster.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MusicMatch ( www.musicmatch.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WallMart, Yes WallMart http://musicdownloads.walmart.com/catalog/servlet/MainServlet </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. A look at the iTunes Music Store
  14. 14. A look at the iTunes Music Store
  15. 15. iTunes Music Store Demo <ul><li>Leslie, go buy some music! </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Google of MP3 <ul><li>www.mp3.com </li></ul><ul><li>Lists piles of MP3’s (music, educational, sound effects, speeches, books etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Will allow you to search for the MP3 file you are looking for </li></ul><ul><li>Will provide links to what online companies have your title available </li></ul>
  17. 17. Royalty Free MP3 Downloading <ul><li>Royalty Free Downloading is perfect if you need music to play in the background at an event, in PowerPoint, iMovie, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Hands down the best freeplaymusic.com </li></ul><ul><li>Large Library of various music types that are downloaded as mp3 files </li></ul><ul><li>www.freeplaymusic.com </li></ul><ul><li>Leslie may demo it if she has not been rambling too much </li></ul>
  18. 18. So Far… <ul><li>You know how to download MP3’s and the software you can use </li></ul><ul><li>You know how to play MP3’s using a web browser or MP3 player software </li></ul><ul><li>You know how to buy music online </li></ul><ul><li>Next, MP3 on the go! </li></ul>
  19. 19. You CAN Take it with you! <ul><li>MP3’s are relatively small in size </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MP3 song = 3 - 8MB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CD = 24 - 48 MB </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You can store 1000’s of MP3’s on a hard drive </li></ul><ul><li>The coolest gadget, MP3 player! </li></ul>
  20. 20. What is an MP3 player? <ul><li>Basically a hard drive, rom chip, button based interface and a headphone jack </li></ul><ul><li>Can store anything from 10 - 10,000 songs </li></ul><ul><li>On average 1gig=250 songs </li></ul><ul><li>Usually fit in the palm of your hand </li></ul><ul><li>Includes software to transfer your MP3 file to the player </li></ul><ul><li>Priced from $49 - $499 </li></ul>
  21. 21. Most Popular MP3 Players <ul><li>Apple’s iPod and iPod Shuffle www.apple.com/ipod </li></ul><ul><li>Creative’s Nomad Jukebox / Zen http://www.creative.com/products/welcome.asp?cat=3 </li></ul><ul><li>SonicBlue’s Rio Karma http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/shop/_templates/item_main_Rio.asp?model=220&cat=53 </li></ul><ul><li>Archos Media Center http://www.archos.com/products/fam_mp3_music.html?sid=j22k2sy2bjj34oobf2yo4j </li></ul>
  22. 22. Also…… <ul><li>Most MP3 players work on both a Mac and PC </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon.com and mp3.com have great reader review areas </li></ul><ul><li>My favorite: iPod! </li></ul><ul><li>Is anyone in love with their MP3 player in here? </li></ul>
  23. 23. Demo <ul><li>Apple’s Ipod </li></ul>
  24. 24. Ok, Can I reverse engineer this? Meaning place all of this a CD? <ul><li>Yes, this is commonly called burning! </li></ul><ul><li>You can take a hodge podge of purchased songs, songs from various CDs and make your own CD’s </li></ul><ul><li>It is easy easy! </li></ul><ul><li>However beware the difference of MP3 Burning and Audio burning </li></ul>
  25. 25. Demo! <ul><li>Time to burn! </li></ul>
  26. 26. What is a Podcast? <ul><li>A podcast is simply another way to deliver information over the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Uses audio as its main delivery mechanism. </li></ul><ul><li>Can also use still photos. </li></ul><ul><li>Perfect for interviews, listening to a know voice, famous voice, someone reading a story or anything were hearing the spoken word would be more efficient or beneficial. </li></ul>
  27. 27. How to do you make a Podcast? <ul><li>•  Just use the Audio In of your CPU </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PC users make sure you have a sound card and speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can use spoken word as well as CD music, video, etc. (remember the laws however!) </li></ul><ul><li>Macintosh: Wiretap Pro or Garage Band </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ambrosiasoftware.com (Wiretap Pro) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiretap Pro does not support photos and is only single track </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.apple.com/ilife (Garage Band) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PC: Adobe Audition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.adobe.com/products/audition/ </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Watch Leslie Make a Podcast (or play a dorky one) <ul><li>•  Using Garage Band and Digital Photos to make a Podcast </li></ul>
  29. 29. Did You Know? <ul><li>MP3 technology is also used for Internet radio stations? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Streams music to your machine, but does not store it to your hard drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be actual radio stations or local home brewed stations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is also the idea behind a podcast </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You can actually broadcast and become your own MP3 station! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some legal rules apply </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PC: Shoutcast ( www.shoutcast.com ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used along with winamp </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mac: iTunes ( www.apple.com/itunes ) </li></ul>
  30. 30. Demo! <ul><li>MP3 based Internet Radio </li></ul>
  31. 31. Ok, So…. <ul><li>You know what MP3 is </li></ul><ul><li>You know where to find them and how to download them </li></ul><ul><li>You know what you can use to play them </li></ul><ul><li>You know how to take your CDs and make them MP3 files / Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>You know how to make a CD of your favorite MP3’s </li></ul>
  32. 32. Now, what can I do in the classroom with MP3? <ul><li>Tons! </li></ul><ul><li>Make a CD of students presentations, plays, musicals, music, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student cant take it home, has as a keepsake </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sound effect test </li></ul><ul><li>Student run radio station </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher / Student Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Anything that makes noise can be made into an MP3! </li></ul>
  33. 33. Ok, I am Done! <ul><li>Thanks! Any Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>www.lesliefisher.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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