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Audio Organising

posted Jun 2, 2010, 10:25 PM by Eddie Woo
(Before you start on this lesson, make sure you are up-to-date and have finished off the work from yesterday.) Today, you need to carry out some research on formats for organising audio data. Use the internet to investigate the common audio file formats below, and think especially about how and why these particular organising methods are suited to different processes. As you fill in the table, provide a reason for why the processes are made easier/harder by that particular format. I'd like at least two different examples in each cell of the table. Some will overlap, but try to think of as many different processes and reasons as possible.

To give you an idea of what kind of answers (and what level of detail) I'm looking for, I've filled in a couple below (that you could probably guess anyway). The final row is for you to choose an audio file format that I haven't listed, which is different to the other six and has its own unique characteristics. Happy researching!

Audio File Format
Which processes are made easier by this organising method?
Which processes are made harder by this organising method?
WAV
1.
2.
1. Storing & Retrieving, because the lack of compression makes file sizes enormous.
2.
MP3
1. Transmitting & Receiving, because file sizes are reduced.
2.
1.
2.
MIDI
1.
2.
1.
2.
M4A
1.
2.
1.
2.
M4B
1.
2.
1.
2.
WMA
1.
2.
1.
2.
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1.
2.
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