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  • scottder
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I have become more curious over time how music in it's digital form works (CDs, mp3....all of that), is there a good place to begin understanding this, a  good book or website that will help me understand how digital music works. 

I know this is kind oif vauge, but some starting places would be great.

Scott

  • maikmerten
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Perhaps this is useful: http://www.audiocoding.com/wiki/

This wiki covers a wide range of formats and concepts.

  • scottder
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Perhaps this is useful: http://www.audiocoding.com/wiki/

This wiki covers a wide range of formats and concepts.

Thanks! Much appreciated.

  • Ogig
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See also http://grahammitchell.net/writings/vorbis_intro.html which gives an introduction into Ogg Vorbis, but offers also some general information.
FreeBSD Audio Jukebox Guide (in German)
http://ingmar.rw-arneburg.de/freebsd/

  • scottder
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See also http://grahammitchell.net/writings/vorbis_intro.html which gives an introduction into Ogg Vorbis, but offers also some general information.

thanks, exactly what I am looking for.

  • bubbles
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I'm an undergrad physics major, and I was wondering if anyone would know of any sources/books that deal with a theoretical/mathematical treatment of digital audio? I'm new to this, so if anyone knows a good primer that would be great.

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If you are a physics major, then you will probably have to start from the beginning..  Digital audio / video requires some understanding of mathematics specially formulated for digital representation..  I suggest that you pick up a book about Digital Signals Processing.

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I have become more curious over time how music in it's digital form works (CDs, mp3....all of that), is there a good place to begin understanding this, a  good book or website that will help me understand how digital music works. 

A good starting point imo is: "Principles of Digital Audio" (4th edition) by Ken C. Pohlmann

You should have some knowledge of mathematics, physics and electrical engineering. The book covers a broad range of topics.