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MPEG Layer-3 Compression

Advantages of MPEG Layer-3

It's very simple...

Enough said?


Some of you have expressed some concern with having to install the L3 Codec in order to listen to the MPEG Layer-3 sound clips. Please be assured that installation is extremely simple, and for those of you using Windows 95/98 or NT 4.0 it takes less than a minute to install. Just download l3codecx.exe (227k), double click the file, and watch it install itself in a matter of seconds.

WINDOWS 95/98, AND WINDOWS NT 4.0

The stand-alone codec for Windows 95/98 and Windows NT 4.0 users. Click on the link above to download the L3 Codec. Installation is very simple. Just double click on l3codecx.exe and follow the prompts.


WINDOWS 3.1 or WINDOWS NT 3.51

Windows 3.1 and Windows NT 3.51 users will not be able to use the stand-alone codec. You'll need to download Microsoft Netshow, which contains the appropriate codec necessary to play the compressed Wav files. Click on the above link to download NETSHOW 2.0

MACINTOSH

Download SoundApp 2.5.
Sound Manager 3.1 or better is required, but is no longer available for download. However, Sound Manager 3.2 is included as part of System 7.5.3, so the Sound Manager won't need to be installed if you're using 7.5.3 or later. QuickTime 2.5 and later also include a proper version of the Sound Manager. Please visit Sound America for more information.


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