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How to Create MP3 file Using Kurzweil 1000
What is MP3?
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) is a standard technology and format for compression a sound sequence into a very small file (about one-twelfth the size of the original file) while preserving the original level of sound quality when it is played. To create MP3 files using Kurzweil 1000 requires that you have something
known as the LAME encoder installed on your computer. This allows you to change audio input into the MP3 format.
Step 1. Open the document that you want to record in Kurzweil 1000.
Step 2. Under the File menu, select Utilities, and then select the option "Create MP3 Files..."
Step 3. A dialogue box will open with different options. The Range option allows you to specify which pages in the open document are to be recorded. It can be set for all pages or set to a specific range of pages.
The Pages per MP3 File sets how many pages will be included in each individual MP3 that is created. This feature is useful with particularly long documents because you can split a document into several MP3 files for easier navigation. (For example, if you have a 100 page document and specify that each MP3 file should contain 20 pages, 5 individual MP3 files will be created.)
The Audio Quality has three settings: Low, Medium, High. The better the sound quality, the larger the MP3 file will be. Unless disk space is a major concern, it is recommended that you select the High quality version.
The Destination Folder is where the MP3 files that are being created will be stored. You may select any folder where you want to save the MP3 files.
Step 4. Click "OK" to begin creating the MP3 file (s). A dialogue box will appear telling you when the MP3 file (s) have been created.
Step 5. The files are located in the destination folder you specified in the dialogue box. The files are ready to be played in any MP3 player (such as
Windows Media Player, Winamp, etc.).