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Name MPEG 1/2 Audio Layer 3
Other names MP3
Identifiers MIME:  audio/mpeg
PUID:  fmt/134
Apple Uniform Type Identifier:  public.mp3
Classification Audio
Description This is an outline record only, and requires further details, research or authentication to provide information that will enable users to further understand the format and to assess digital preservation risks associated with it if appropriate. If you are able to help by supplying any additional information concerning this entry, please return to the main PRONOM page and select ‘Add an Entry’.
Orientation Text
Byte order  
Related file formats Has lower priority than Macromedia Flash (1)
Has lower priority than Macromedia Flash (2)
Has lower priority than Macromedia Flash (3)
Has lower priority than Macromedia Flash (4)
Has lower priority than Macromedia Flash (5)
Has lower priority than Macromedia Flash (6)
Has lower priority than Macromedia Flash (7)
Has lower priority than Macromedia FLV (1)
Has lower priority than AutoCAD Drawing (2007-2008)
Has lower priority than Tagged Image File Format  
Has lower priority than Audio Interchange File Format (1.2)
Has lower priority than Nullsoft Streaming Video  
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 11 Mar 2005
Source description Digital Preservation Department.
Last updated 02 Aug 2005
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