MP3: The Definitive Guide

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 19:38:04 -0700 (PDT)
From: derek lane 

Scott Hacker's book seems intended to cover more of the use and
distribution issues associated with MP3's.

He covers MP3-related software, including customizing the consumer
experience (skins, size vs quality trade-offs, broadcasting
possibilities,legal issues).

He does spend some time on topics that may be useful for those of us
who write software. The coverage of the file format is brief but clear,
and includes web pointers to more details. The theories behind MP3
compression and its possible future competitors is more thorough and
still relevant to the programmer.

I am not particularly involved with recorded music at the moment so I
am not in Scot's core audience.

When I was listening to radio and some albums I think I would have been
in the core audience, and would have been briefly and intensely
interested in this book.

--Derek Lane

Time-stamp: "2000-08-11 08:05:59 raleigh"