Bleeping Computer: Winamp prepares a relaunch, new beta version almost ready

Bleeping Computer: Winamp prepares a relaunch, new beta version almost ready. “Winamp is getting closer to release with a redesigned website, logo, and a new beta signup allowing users to soon test the upcoming version of the media player. Before we streamed our music, users would rip their albums or download MP3s to listen on their computer using media players. One of the most popular media players to play MP3s was Winamp, with its retro skins and animated visualizers that moved along with the music you were playing.”

MakeUseOf: 6 Free Online Tools to Download Text-to-Speech as MP3 Audio

MakeUseOf: 6 Free Online Tools to Download Text-to-Speech as MP3 Audio. “Text to speech tools help you turn the written word into the spoken word. Text to speech technology has come a long way over the years, with male and female voices, different accents, and the ability to control volume, pitch, rate, and more. If you need a service to convert text to speech and then download it as an MP3 file, we’ve rounded up the best free websites to do that. The emphasis here is on tools that give you a file at the end of it, rather than just playing the conversion.”

Digital Inspiration: How to Embed MP3 Audio Files In Web Pages with the help of Google Drive

Digital Inspiration: How to Embed MP3 Audio Files In Web Pages with the help of Google Drive. “Audio hosting websites like SoundCloud or Anchor.fm make it easy for you to embed audio files in your web pages and blogs. Just upload your file – like an MP3 song or an audio podcast – to any of these sites and they’ll provide the HTML embed code that you can copy-paste in your web template. Simple! If you have been storing your MP3 files inside Google Drive, you can embed the files directly from Drive without having to upload them to another website.”

Wikimedia: The world’s most popular audio file format arrives at Wikimedia

Wikimedia: The world’s most popular audio file format arrives at Wikimedia . “Until this month, no Wikimedia site supported the world’s most popular audio file format, MP3, because the technology for encoding and decoding these files was encumbered by restrictive patents. With the expiry of these patents, however, we are now supporting MP3 uploads for trusted users on Wikimedia Commons—a free media repository that hosts the majority of the images, videos, and audio recordings for Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.”