April 2012

MP3 Release Standards 1996 to 1999

Posted 13 Apr 2012 • View CommentsHistory

Since the inception of the mp3 scene in 1995/96, packaging methods have changed drastically. Initially groups had their own quality standards/rip methods and it wasn't until late 1998 that 'official' scene rules were established.

This article outlines the packaging methods & standards utilised throughout the history of the scene.

1996: In The Beginning

The first organised mp3 groups - CDA, DAC & RNS - initially packaged mp3's in a similar way to the 0day/app scenes; releasing a single track at a time, split into 1.44MB RAR files which ...

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