In this chapter
Understanding Digital Audio Formats
Downloading from Online Music Stores
Playing Digital Music on Your PC
Listening to Internet Radio
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Downloading and
Playing Digital Music
In Chapter 33, “Playing, Ripping, and Burning CDs,” you learned how
to play music from CDs and how to rip your CDs to digital files stored
on your PC’s hard drive. But CDs aren’t the only route to PC-based dig-
ital music; a lot of music also is available on the Internet, ready for you
to purchase and download.
The music you download from the Internet can be played back on your
PC, or transferred to your iPod or other portable music player. It’s a great
way to beef up your music collection—with no physical CDs to buy!

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