How to use MP3

Written by Ross MacIver

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You can encode your own MP3 files using any ofrepparttar hundreds of software packages onrepparttar 137029 market today. Many of them are free, and you can use them to rip music from CDs and encode them to MP3 in one step. To decide which settings to use, start by encoding a piece of music you are familiar with. Save three files - 128 kbps, 160 kbps and 192 kbps, and then comparerepparttar 137030 original CD to these three files. This simple test will help you choose which setting is suitable for your own listening requirements.

Ross is an enthusiast audio professional take advantage of his knowledge about MP3, AAC,OGG, FLAC SHN and other compression techniques

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Written by Tamika Johnson

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The movie’s biggest mistake is to assume that everyone who goes to see this movie has readrepparttar book. Not only is that presumptuous but it is disastrous torepparttar 137015 continuity ofrepparttar 137016 film That sort of thinking is used as an excuse to not fill inrepparttar 137017 many holes inrepparttar 137018 film’s story. The movie assumes. “They’ll already know that,” so it doesn’t takerepparttar 137019 time to explain some necessary details that are unfamiliar with 'Hitchhiker.' If you have never readrepparttar 137020 book, or like myself haven’t readrepparttar 137021 book in many, many moons you can end up confused or with more questions thenrepparttar 137022 movie even begins to answer. 'Hitchhiker' should stand on its own assuming that everyone who entersrepparttar 137023 theatre is a blank slate and knows nothing ofrepparttar 137024 book and unfortunately it just doesn’t do that.

Also some ofrepparttar 137025 actors’ performances are a bit questionable. Rockwell’s performance as Zaphod is a bit campy and overrepparttar 137026 top. Marvin, while funny in his roll as a highly intelligent yet depressive and cynical android, becomes a bit repetitive and boring. Andrepparttar 137027 relationship between Arthur and Tricia seems more like brother and sister then a romantic one. As a matter of fact I can’t figure out why they like each other since they mix about as well as oil and water, there is absolutely no chemistry there.

Don’t get me wrong there is plenty to like about 'Hitchhiker.' The Vogons are hilarious, and there isrepparttar 137028 running bit with a towel that provides more then a few chuckles. Bill Nighy ('Love Actually') as a designer planet architectural engineer is by farrepparttar 137029 best role inrepparttar 137030 film. Part sci-fi, part comedy and part love story, 'The Hitchhiker’s Guide torepparttar 137031 Galaxy' isn’t a bad way to spend your afternoon, even if it doesn’t quite live up torepparttar 137032 expectations set by Adams’ famed book.

Tamika Johnson is a freelance writer and owner of To read more reviews by Tamika or to have your book, music or film reviewed visit

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