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A codec used to store music. mp3 is short for MPEG-1 Layer 3.

Many argue that mp3's are of lesser quality than CDs. This is partially true. CDs are recorded at a sample rate of 44100 hz, and so are most mp3's.

Mp3's ripped, or encoded, from CD are ALWAYS of equal or lesser quality than the original music on the CD, because quality can never be improved over the original when copying anything. However, mp3's ripped from vinyl records, reel-to-reel tapes or uncompressed digital audio can certainly be of better quality than CD quality.

The reason why mp3 files are about a tenth of the size of the same music recorded to CD is that CDs use a 30 year old codec, whereas the mp3 codec is much more modern, thus allowing for better compression.

The problem with mp3 quality is that people are so uneducated. When the average joe gets an mp3 player and wants to encode his music collection, he does so at the default bitrate of the ripping program he is using. For example, foolish rippers such as the evil RealPlayer state that 64 kbps is CD quality. 256 kbps+ is the best to rip at for quality.

For some, but not all audio, it is wisest to use a variable bitrate (VBR). This encodes at a higher bitrate for more musical data, and a lesser bitrate for less data. For example, a VBR encoding of a song may have a lesser bitrate for the introduction where only one instrument is playing, than for the more intricate passages where more detailed sound is being made.

iTunes is the best mp3 ripper I have ever used, unless you want to use LAME from the *NIX command line.

Mp3 audio can be played on a variety of devices, including but certainly not limited to: Personal computers, most modern DVD players, portable mp3 players, such as Apple's iPod, or any inferior knock-off devices made by other companies.

In the mid-1990s, members of the GNU project created sets of software tools that allowed CD audio to be 'ripped' to a digital storage device, such as a harddrive. With the aid of software such as Winamp, iTunes or XMMS, this music could be played back at almost-CD-quality. Optionally, this ripped audio could be shared to others by floppy disk, or over networks, such as the internet.

Then Napster happened, and the average joe could get involved. Napster ended in a messy legal battle, involving Metallica, and the RIAA.

Napster's flaw was the fact that it had a central server, which could be shut down. The newer, more robust networks that rose to take napster's place do not have this problem, instead relying on 'ultrapeers'. See Kazaa, Morpheus, Gnutella, Overnet, eDonkey...

Some, such as the iTunes music store, have decided to sell music files. THESE ARE NOT MP3's. the iTunes music store sells m4p files, the DRM-crippled equivalent of m4a's. The codec for these files is the AAC codec, used for new high fidelity DVD audio. The Sony connect service sells DRM-crippled ATRAC3 encoded files, known for their lack of quality.

See also LAME, napster, p2p, ogg (AKA vorbis), AAC, m4a, wav, CD, RIAA.
I ripped my music collection to mp3.

I want an iPod, because it is a great mp3 player.

Why buy CDs when you can share mp3's?
by JonMaker August 23, 2004
Turd, n.

1. A piece of excrement originating from a mammal by means of defecation. A turd is characterized by a homogeneous light brown colour.

Turd is the word dirt phonetically backwards. Turds are often dirty.

T UR D --> D UR T

2. A short form of the word "bastard".

The word 'tard was already in use as a short form for the word "retard", so the soft "a" sound in bastard was changed to a "u", forming "turd".
1. Look! A fresh, steaming turd!

"...an excellent party, Geoffery, but there's a giant turd in the punch bowl."

2. You are a 'tarded 'turd.

You stupid 'turd! Your mother is a whore!
by JonMaker September 02, 2004
Acronym for Cum Guzzling Queen.
"Toll Booth Willie"

{F1:} "Hi Willie."
{Toll Booth Willie:} "Oh, nice to see ya M'am. Not a bad day, huh?"
{F1:} "Well, I'm a little lost. Could you help me out?
I hear your the best with directions."
{Toll Booth Willie:} "Well I know my way around New England.
I can tell ya that much. So where ya headed?"
{F1:} "Well, I was just wondering exactly which is the best way
to drive up your ass. You know, if you'd tell me,
I'd appreciate it, you fuckin' prick."
{Drives off}
{Toll Booth Willie:} "You fuckin' bitch! Fuck you!
You forgot to pay the fuckin' toll you dirty whore!
I'll fuckin' drop you with a boot to the fuckin' skull you cum guzzling queen!"
by JonMaker August 18, 2004
Acronym for "Iron My Shirt, Bitch!"

Often used as a dismissive to feminists by chauvinist males.

Also used as a dismissive by gay men to other gays.
Feminist: Women should be allowed to play golf like you men!

Male Golfer: IMSB!
by JonMaker August 20, 2004
Acronym for "Bend Over And Rape".

Conjugation is necessary for this acronym, since it is almost exclusively used as a verb. Usage is often, but not always, figurative.

Similar in usage to pwn.
I will BOAR you!

That n00b needs to be BOARed.
by JonMaker August 23, 2004
1. A member of the male gender, from testicle and the suffix "-ite".

2. One who is fascinated with the testicles, or engages in testicle worship.

3. A macho showoff.

4. The gonad of the male; most often pluralized as "testiclites".
1. John is a testiclite, but mary is an ovarian.

2. That testiclite couldn't stop staring at my 'nads.

3. Johnny Knoxville is a testiclite!

4. Fondle my testiclites!
by JonMaker August 15, 2004
Single-word acronym for "AssHole".
See Asshole.
person 1: pleez pl33z PLEEZ?!?!
person 2: FMB a/h!
by JonMaker August 15, 2004

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