In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Greg
Reznick <email@example.com> writes >I feel compelled to join this discussion because I think several threads >have become entangled. First, let's clear some things up: > >1. Yes, Ian, libraries pay fees to copyright agencies, and no, audio files >don't compress like AutoCAD files. >2. Speaking of compression, the words "loss-less" and "audio recording" >don't really go together. The original is an analog medium and the very act >of recording introduces loss of some sort. In particular, you start by >limiting your recording equipment to the range of human hearing. So all we >have left to measure is how much loss is incurred and whether it impinges on >the listening experience. A front page story in my morning newspaper today >discussed the potential effect of MP3 on the music industry; MP3 is good >enough to make people nervous, and is much better than the quality produced >on your cassette recorder. So it's probably good enough for music >distribution.
MP3 certainly sounds reasonable to me, though most of the tracks I've
heard are rock music.
Iomega also have a zip format out but the version I have is pretty crap