Knowledgebase: MPEG Layer-3 Music
What is MP3?
Posted by Roy Petersen on Feb-15-2007 12:16 PM
MP3, or MPEG Layer 3, allows for CD-quality sound files at very high compression. Compared to .wav files, MP3 require approximately 1/20th of the space for the same quality of sound.

Because of these characteristics, MP3 has become a widely accepted, standard setting file format for encoding music. allows clients to have MP3 files on their accounts. However, MP3s must not infringe on anyone's copyrights.

While MP3s have become very popular, they have also been abused by persons by means of music piracy. Please ensure that any MP3s on your account have encoded content owned by you or your organization.