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Community Question: Is it time to move on from MP3?

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Community Question: Is it time to move on from MP3?

While the recent headlines touting “The MP3 is DEAD!!” have over-sensationalized the real news, it got me thinking about my own digital collection again. So I’ll ask you, dear readers, the same thing I asked myself: is it time to move on from MP3?

Sadly, I am not much farther along in my quest to reorganize my music collection than I was when I asked for reader responses in 2015. Over the last two years I’ve been sporadically re-ripping CDs as 320kbps MP3s but with the “death knell” headlines I finally decided to take a look at other formats, namely AAC/m4a.

I’m no audiophile when it comes to sound. My ancient MP2 files are just now sounding crusty to my ears but AAC has impressed me with smaller file sizes. Support is also more widespread than the last time I peeked out from my MP3 safe zone: all the apps, programs, and even consoles I might use to play digital files now support it. So that’s where I’m at right now, surrounded by my CD collection once again.

How about you? What’s your format of choice? What do you think about the MP3 news or even the future of digital music files? Let us know in the comments.

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