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MP3

This article discusses the MP3 file format, which is widely used to encode audio content.

About MP3

The MP3 (MPEG Layer 3) format provides good audio quality at very high compression rates. Compared to .wav files, MP3 files have an acceptable level of quality for most users, at a fraction of the disk space. As a result of these characteristics, MP3 has become a widely accepted, standard file format for encoding music and other audio content.

MP3 files at A2 Hosting

A2 Hosting allows customers to maintain MP3 files on their accounts, as long as the files do not infringe any copyrights, and do not violate our Acceptable Use Policy.

Specifically, you cannot use your account for the primary purpose of distributing files, including MP3 files. This means you cannot run an MP3 distribution website on your A2 Hosting account. For example, there is no problem with hosting a few MP3 files on your website, as long as they do not violate any copyrights. Hosting hundreds of MP3 files on your website for the purpose of distributing them, however, would be unacceptable.

Because MP3 is a client-side technology handled by a user's browser plugins, there are no special technological requirements for hosting MP3 files on an A2 Hosting server.