MP3 (Moving Picture Experts Group, Audio Layer III)
It is a compression format that makes audio files smaller however the sound can be compromised a bit. It is a file that is shrinked from sound data from a CD by 12 times. Because of the small size of an Mp3 file, they can easily be shared over the internet.
This allows the user to listen to the file before the file is completely downloaded to the user's computer. Sound recording (WAV or MP3) makes you wait until the entire file is done downloading before you can use the file. Certain programs sometimes require a plug-in which is just support for streaming sound. If the person downloading the data receives the data too quickly the data is saved in to buffer (storage space).
Adeptec's Easy CD Creator is the most common software that comes with a CD recorder. People using MAC may use Adeptec's Toast. The software offers tutorials on how to use the CD burner, different burning formats, VDC (Video Disc Creation), a MP3 ripper (takes song from CD and transfers it to user's computer hard drive), jewel case creators and many other features. The user can burn CD's by dragging and dropping files. The software also enables the user to convert standard CD music to MP3 format.
MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface)
MIDI is a digital communications protocol. In August of 1983, music manufacturers agreed on a document that is called "MIDI 1.0 Specification". All MIDI devices must have this data structure to ensure that all MIDI devices are compatible and able of working together. This protocol is a language that allows interworking between instruments from different manufacturers by providing a link that is capable of transmitting and receiving digital data. It is important to remember that MIDI transmits commands, but it does not transmit an audio signal (it does not play music). The MIDI specification includes a common language that provides information about events, such as note on and off, preset changes, sustain pedal, pitch bend, and timing information. The specification has been updated more recently with specific data structures for handling MIDI time code, general MIDI and standard MIDI files. MIDI information is transmitted through a MIDI cable that has DIN-type male plug connectors with five pins.
Graphics can be categorized into two areas: computer devices that actually help display the graphics such as a laser printer, plotter, display monitor and graphics applications. Graphic software programs allow the user to create drawings or pictures in various formats. The software usually contains tools (represented by icons) that allow the user to easily create different shapes, colors and edit pictures. An example of this type of program is Adobe Photoshop. Additional graphics software will allow the user to create multiple pictures that appear to make a continual motion (these seperated pictures also may be called frames). An example of this kind of program is Flash or Swish.
Windows Media Player
This has a Windows Media™ Plug-In for Adobe Premiere. This allows the user to compress and convert your Adobe Premiere files to .asf files. You can also convert .vid and .mov files to .asf files. You can also convert .mp3 and .wav files to .asf files. There is also an option which allows the user to enlarge their video to full screen. Windows Media Player is also known for being the fastest at encoding long and complex content.
Is multimedia software that allows the user to synchronized graphics, sound, video, text, music, VR, and 3D media.
This is a movie editing program that allows the user to select, edit and view their video, still image, sequence and audio. It has cross-platform for all of the most common video formats. Adobe Premiere 6.0's new upgrades allow the user to work with Firewire and DV cameras without using other hardware (capture cards).