Monthly Archives: January 2007


All you need to cut your mp3 mp3DirectCut is a fast and extensive audio editor and recorder for compressed mp3. You can directly cut, copy, paste or change the volume with no need to decompress your files (e.g. to wav format) for audio editing. This saves encoding time and preserves the original quality, because nothing will be re-encoded. The built… (more…)


30th November 2006 The DAB system has recently adopted the new AAC+ audio codec, and existing stations that use the old MP2 format will probably be switched off completely in the UK in around 7-8 years’ time. More to the point, however, DAB radios being sold in the shops today will not be able to receive any of the many… (more…)


MP2 (sometimes also called Musicam) is short for MPEG-1 Audio Layer II. MP2 files usually have an extension of .mp2 but sometimes .mpa is used instead. MP2 has largely been superseded by MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer III) for file sharing and CD ripping, but it remains a dominant standard for audio broadcasting in Europe as part of the DAB digital… (more…)


In the Freeview and digital satellite (DSat) columns in the table below, the bit rate is listed for all the stations available in the UK on those platforms. There are also 200-300 European free radio stations that can be received on satellite but only the UK stations are listed. The rows in green and sky-blue at the top of the… (more…)


Switch sound file conversion software is an audio file format converter for Windows or Mac. It can convert audio files from many different file formats into mp3 or wav files including wav to mp3, mp3 to wav, wma to mp3 and much more (see the supported formats list below). Switch audio file converter is very easy to use. Just add… (more…)