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Music File Compressed 1,000 Times Smaller Than MP3


April 1, 2008

computing graphic Researchers at the University of Rochester have digitally reproduced music in a file nearly 1,000 times smaller than a regular mp3 file. The music, a 20-second clarinet solo, is encoded in less than a single kilobyte, and is made possible by two innovations: recreating in a computer both the real-world physics of a clarinet and the physics of a clarinet player. Full Story

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