Downloading and saving your favorite music is a pastime shared by people all over the world. When debating on a file extension to save and share music with friends and family, you want to consider the MP3 audio file format. This format allows you to play music on several different devices whether you are using your Windows Media Player, an iPod, Symbian OS, Kindle or other music player devices.
The MP3 audio file gives CD stereo sound quality to whatever music you are playing. It has a better sound quality than other common audio file types such as a .WAV file or .AIF file. The quality of the music you are playing will be dependent on the type of bit rate that the sound was saved as: 256, 192, 160, or 128. The higher the bit rate, the better quality of music it will be. So decide on the bit rate when you save the music to an audio file on your hard drive. Then upload the file to your favorite portable music device.