What is mp3?

What is mp3? mp3 is short for MPEG Audio Layer 3 and is a patented digital audio encoding format using data compression. An mp3 song of about 3 MBs (megabytes) in size that you can download with your computer or phone was originally a 30 MB wav file that was first created by recording the song in a studio or live music place. MPEG stands for Moving Picture Experts Group who are experts working with the ISO and IEC to develop international standards for digital audio and video compression. And speaking of video, an mp4 or MPEG-4 is a compressed high quality video file...a 2-hour mp4 movie video is about 800 MBs while a DVD movie is over 4GBs (gigabytes) or 4000 MBs!

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Moving Picture Experts Group from wikipedia.org 

What is mp4? answered by neema s from answers.yahoo.com

Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) from scholarpedia.org
Music Side Thoughts And Rambling
Willie Dixon wrote Hootchie Kootchie Man and in 1954 Muddy Waters first recorded it in the studio with Willie there on bass. In the song are the words "got 700 dollars and don't you mess with me". If you go to govspot.com/ask/inflation.htm clicking on consumer price index calculator and then typing in $700 and 1954 you can see that it had the same buying power as $6,057.29 today in 2013. Elvis Presley bought a $5,000 pink Cadillac in 1955 that he gave to his mother and that cost today would be about $43,427.80.
A new Cadillac ATS sedan goes for $33,095 to $55,000 and that $43,427.80 is right about in the middle.

Willie Dixon sings Hootchie Kootchie Man.

Elvis Presley sings Heartbreak Hotel.