的兴起和MP3的秋天

Are you still listening to your music in MP3 format? Please, please stop already! Francesco Schiavon charts the rise and fall of this popular audio format and explains why it's time for us to move on.  

随着时间的推移,新的技术取代旧的,它是用我写这个组合的感觉。我个人喜欢退一步想想我们是如何走到哪里,我们今天的。我常常觉得音效技术,然后反射回的一些是来来去去的那些,特别是在数字领域。这是相当惊人的,我们很快的速度有多快事物的变化,以及如何忘记我们使用不久前的东西。

MP3格式是那些最终被完全被更好的东西替代技术之一。关于我百感交集你问?好吧,MP3音乐一直是我职业生涯的一部分,因为它在90年代中期表示,所以在这方面,你可以说我眷恋的音频格式。但在另一方面,MP3音乐是太可怕了。一直是而且将永远是。

MP3播放 - 音频编解码器

MPEG-1音频层III,或者大家都知道,“MP3”,是一个“老”编解码器为今天的标准。它在90年代初来到约而人气暴涨迅速。 MP3是所谓的“心理声学”,“有损”编解码器(这个词编解码器压缩的合并 - 解压缩)。

现在我们很少使用的MP3编码实际的声音,如时间的流逝,人少做。但无论如何,MP3音乐仍在使用。但为什么经过20年以上?

Napster公司 - 的​​催化剂

Napster

我相信,有一个主要的原因的MP3仍然广泛应用的今天,我和属性附加伤害它原来的Napster。早在90年代中期到播放数字音乐,你会使用一个CD播放器,大多数人使用拨号连接到互联网,以及大量的计算机甚至没有健全的卡里面。但是,由于MP3的意思,你可以有一个音频文件约十分之一的该文件的大小在CD中,下载了一个调制解调器,并播放一台带声卡上,人们开始剥去CD和共享受版权保护音乐上的对等(P2P)服务;像Napster的。所以,在短短的几年内有许多人,大多是热情的技术人员或尝鲜,暴露并习惯了分享的MP3。他们更关心的有多少新的轨道,他们有比这些音轨的音质。

Winamp

我记得我工作在一个网页设计的初创于上世纪90年代后期,所有的设计师和程序员们与成千上万的MP3文件不断增加自己的音乐收藏,播放他们回来的Winamp或MacAmp。大多数人仍在使用的CD,但对P2P的MP3共享地下性质意味着,没有必要买特定的硬件和软件来播放音乐,并重新编码行业有一个很艰难的时期执行版权 - 哎呀,你甚至没有购买的音乐!

Diamond Rio

然后,MP3播放器,如里约热内卢球员来一下,这样,那么你可能需要一些MP3文件,你在移动中从计算机取下自己。由当时的第一代iPod船舶在2001年年底,MP3已经成为分享音乐的主流文件格式。从这一点上几乎没有什么人可以做的越来越流行之间非技术人员停止MP3歌曲。

专有竞争对手的MP3

后来在2000年的其他更好的编码技术是争取市场份额,但他们的全部财产。如实时音频的实时网络,Windows Media音频来自微软,甚至将QDesign技术在QuickTime中使用的都是战斗,成为“标准”。

RealPlayer

如果你还记得的Real播放器怎么烦了,你知道我指的是。当然人们对所吸引的格式,这将是更加灵活;这几乎可以在任何地方使用了与没有数字权限管理(DRM)。

然后MPEG-4的到来。 MPEG-4的意思了声音和视频,可能没有一个单一的公司是该技术的唯一拥有广泛实施一个真正的标准。通过实时MPEG-4推出了AAC(高级音频编码),MPEG-4中的主要音频编解码器,电脑是速度更快,网络速度更快,而且技术刚刚好。仍然,AAC是心理声学有损编解码器,但以更高的保真度比MP3在可比较的位速率,并且可以在几乎所有的音频播放设备今天被播放。大多数人都不能告诉首歌的CD版和AAC编码的版本之间的差异以128 kbps。

遗忘的MP3

由于我们的手机取代其他设备,如音乐播放器和数码相机和平板电脑取代电脑对许多用户来说,MP3是终于在它的出路。

所以,如果你还在听你的音乐为MP3:STOP!我们都需要尽自己的力量摆脱这种过时的技术。

Francesco Schiavon

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Discussion

BenB
Great article. I remember publishing some of my first music on MP3.com, I think it was. I met a lot of friends there, did a lot of experimental collaboration online with other composers. Then they switched to signed, commercial music only, and I lost touch with a LOT of really great folks. Made me very sad. I actually sold quite a bit of my own music there. But yes, MP3 is outdated, and needs to go away. I wish NLE apps would flat out reject them and force folks to get "real" audio files for video editing. Nice to take this nostalgic walk through the past, though. Thanks for publishing this article, I really enjoyed it.
Lung
Great write-up. I was just having a similar conversation with a friend a few weeks ago, where I was lambasting Spotify's quantity over quality ethos, myself acting as an unabashed proponent of AAC. It's not that I'm "holier than thou", it's simply that I've never really been a believer of the MP3 format. I'm guilty of downloading MP3s via P2P at some point but meanwhile I refused to buy music in the format. I never did. I did continue to buy CDs and of course listened to a fair share of my own ripped MP3s and downloads on portable players but never really embraced it as anything more than a GIF like format for audio—an outgrowth of the internet that's now disposable. Or better yet, it's more like the decrepit Flash Player; it was once everywhere but needs to die. Luckily Flash Player too is on it's last leg, quickly being outmoded by HTML5 and other smarter, leaner, more open web standards.

Personally, I've all but replaced a few of my audio collection with AAC and lossless compressed formats (Apple Lossless, FLAC) a few years ago. I'm glad I did. MP3 is definitely looking long in the tooth and often sounding bent at the wing like a ragged wasp. AAC isn't perfect but it is indeed better for all intents and purposes.

Thanks for posting this article, especially since I can now reference it to said friend and help them realize it's not just me. lol.
Francesco
Talking about quality and technology proprietorship, I still remember, and I still get goosebumps remembering, the first time I heard a Super Audio CD. The Virgin Mega Store in Vancouver had an enclosed room dedicated to classical music, and they had some Super Audio CDs for sell there. Classical music really highlights why a much higher sampling rate and bit depths make such a difference. I remember hearing the fingertips of the guitarists as they glided across the strings... Now I want one of those Pono players!!
Triplegreen
And let's not forget you obsess over the the perfect take, coaching that talented but novice vocalist to use better head control so you're not reaching for your compressor knob as often. It never seems to amaze me how good an album can sound and it hasn't even gone to mastering yet. But by you time you hear your work in the real world, it sounds pretty low quality. Very few people buy on physical medium anymore that why DVD - audio and SACD never was successful, even though they were overdue. The public is groomed to buy mpc because they are none the wiser and if it isn't broke don't fix mentality.

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