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You can get the audio versions of stories on the internet, and play them back when your want to hear them. Before you begin, you need to understand what’s going on here.
First, what the heck is an MP3? This is easy. An MP3 is a squeezed file that contains music or sounds. It has to be squeezed because recorded sound takes up a lot of room. MP3s are popular because they can contain a good copy of a song. Kids like to collect and trade MP3 files of their favorite pop songs like kids of a generation back collected and traded vinyl records.
Where do you get MP3 files? You can buy them from places like Apple iTunes and you can find them all over the internet. Often MP3s are free and, sometimes they are illegal. Be careful when you grab an MP3 that it is legal, because the record industry has been cracking down on downloaders.
How do you Download an MP3? Download just means put it on your hard disk. Usually all you have to do is click on a link. A little box pops up and asks what it is that you want to do with the MP3 and you say “save” or you say “open”.
How do you play an MP3? Your computer should be able to play an MP3 just by you clicking on it. Install Apple iTunes software and you will be able to manage your MP3 files quite easily.
What is an MP3 player? An MP3 player is small box like a transistor radio or a walkman that holds MP3 files and lets you play them. Apple iPod is the top of the line (and priciest) of the players out there. You can pick up a cheap player that works just fine for about $35. MP3 players come with software that lets you send files from your PC to the MP3 player.
Do I need an iPod to use iTunes? No, iTunes is great software for organizing your audio files, but you can still use another brand MP3 player to listen to your files.
What do I need in order to listen to AudioCD.com stories?
You need a computer connected to the internet. Go to AudioCD.com and click on a story that you want to hear. When the download box pops up click “open” and the MP3 software will take over. That’s it. If you installed iTunes, it will allow you to transfer the story to an iPod or if you have some other MP3 software, that software will aid you in transferring the files.