Welcome to the MP3 decoder section of MP3-Converter.com. All software features at least a decoding function, whether stand alone or incorporated into the burning software. Most listings include more features than just decoding. Some of the mp3 decoders have been tested for quality by David Robinson, an audio PhD student at the University of Essex. Click on the decoder test links to view his results.
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Why would someone want an MP3 decoder?
The purpose of an mp3 decoder is to convert audio data in compressed format (i.e. mp3) to uncompressed format like .WAV, AIFF, or PCM. The uncompressed data can then be edited or burned to a CD for use in most common CD players (home, car, etc.). When decoding mp3 to wav, you cannot gain any kind of quality that you had before compression. MP3 is a lossy format and some of the original audio data has been discarded in the encoding process and cannot be regained.
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