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Popular formats

Now way back, I think in, it was in chapter one, I introduced you to some of the popular uncompressed and compressed formats. So let's again take a look at some of the popular compressed formats. We have MP3, AAC, and the Windows Media Audio format. Now these three formats are what's referred to as lossy compression, which means that they actually discard data from the sound files in order to make it smaller. So when they are going through that compression stage, they are looking at things that they think maybe are unimportant, pulling them out, and then compressing.

So they are discarding that data. But when these files are decompressed, or played back, they make very educated guesses about what data was discarded. I know it seems kind of hard to believe, but it's true that it works pretty well. I mean think about all the MP3s we have out there. Obviously, if they didn't sound good enough, if these guesses during decompression and playback weren't good enough, we wou...

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