Algorithms practical example – Data compression based on the example of MP3
This document explains data compression methods in general and compression of an audio file to the MP3 file format specifically.
• lossless compression
• lossy compression
The compression method applied especially to audio files for converting files to the MP3 format takes advantage of the limitations of the human ear and compresses music such that people do not hear any difference. The information sheet also describes the opportunities and challenges of such compression methods.