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MP3 Technology Internet Hunt
Directions: Use the links provided to find the answers to the questions. Use Go, in the menu bar of your browser, to return to this page. Notice how it lists all the pages you have visited backwards. Use Go to jump back many pages without clicking the Back button over and over and over.

Make a digital answer sheet by copying all the text. Paste the text into a word processing document. Type the questions on the wp document.

1. What does MP3 technology do to the data in a music file?


2. What does your computer's sound card do?


3. What does a compression program do?

4. A song on a CD requires 32mb. How many megabytes would it be in an MP3 file? (hint: no math required)


5. Why does an MP3 file not sound the same as the same original music played from a cd or tape?


6. You tell your Uncle Allegro that you plan to burn a cd today. He orders you to do it outside because he does not want the smoke in the house. Harness this info to write a brief note to him explaining burning a cd.


7. List 3 consequences of music piracy.


8. You should know that most books are copyrighted. List 5 other works that are protected by copyrights.


9. Swarming is revolutionizing the challenges of transferring large files over the Internet. Explain.



10. How could MP3's be a benefit in a school setting?



TAI - Your band burns a hot CD of songs that each of you has written. You are selling them for $10 each. Your goal is to raise enough money to go to NYC and audition with a record company. You discover that someone in a neighboring town's school has uploaded all your songs onto the Internet. They are boasting hundreds of downloads.

Are they right or wrong for doing this? Explain.

11. What is the Math behind CDs?

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tree icon Save a tree - use a Digital Answer Sheet: Highlight the text of the questions on this web page, copy them - Edit .. Copy. Open a text document or word processing document. Paste the questions into the blank document. Answer the questions in the word processing document in a contrasting color ( not yellow) or font (avoid fancy fonts like: black, Symbol, dearform fomnt or broad. Save frequently as you work. I do not like losing my work. You will not like it either. Put your name and the date in a header. Bad things happen. Retain a copy of your work on your computer. Submit your assignment via a class electronic drop box or email attachment.

Proof your responses. It is funny how speling errors and typeos sneak in to the bets work. smiling icon Make Your Own Printed answer sheet

Tech Tip: Working in a group or in two different places like the library & home? You do not have to be physically together to work together.

gold starWatch Google Docs video TAI - How could you use free, Google Docs to do a project?