[iTunes] mp3

Michael Prete michaelprete at cox.net
Mon Jul 9 18:02:53 PDT 2007

Terry Pogue wrote:
> I can play mp2 disks on my iPod can't I?
> I see a book that is only available that way from Amazon.
> terry

An iPod cannot play disks at all, of any kind. You transfer audio files 
to them from your computer and then they play them back. However, I have 
read about a MP2 *file format*. Here is a Wikipedia reference for MP2, 
or MPEG-1 Audio Layer 2.


Here is a list of file formats that iPods can play:

	They are (quoted from Apple): AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from 
iTunes Music Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 		VBR, Audible (formats 
2, 3 and 4), Apple Lossless, WAV, AIFF.

Notice that MP2 is not listed. However, I wonder about Amazon offering 
an audio book in such a format.

Is Amazon offering you a file to download directly, or a disk that they 
will mail to you? I bought several Harry Potter audio books from Amazon 
for my daughter. They came on CDs and you treated them like any other 
CD, ripping them with iTunes and then transferring it to the iPod.

Show me the link for the book on Amazon if I haven't answered your question.


Michael Prete

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