Publikācija e-laikrakstā LatBits,
Nr. 25, otrdien, 1999. gada 21. septembrī:
Latvian Music in MP3 Format
by Andris Straumanis <andris_N@N_bitstream.net>
Once you have the software installed, it's time to go in
search of Latvian music. Unfortunately, you won't find a
Latvian MP3 megasite similar to the popular California-based
MP3.com <http://www.mp3.com>, but if your musical tastes include
electronica and folk music, at least a couple of sites offer a
good selection of files.
More than 40 different recordings of Latvian folk songs,
performed by ensembles from throughout Latvia, are available
through the Riga-based folklora.lv Web site's listing
<http://folklora.lv/kopas/> of groups or direct from the
FTP server <ftp://folklora.lv/pub/mp3/>.
Webmaster Ansis Ataols Berzins tells us it's not difficult
to create, or "rip," MP3 files, although one does need the
right equipment and software to be able to take audio
recordings of the various folk groups and convert them to
digital format. And even though MP3 is lauded for its sound
quality compared to other formats, Berzins reminds us, "A
compressed format is a compressed format. Some loss of
quality is bound to occur." Still, it often is difficult to
discern differences between the original recording and a
well-done MP3 file.
"Pāri jumtam" - tautas deju mūzika blīvplatēs un kasetēs!