Free MP3 Sound Files
Before the controversial MP3 sound file format came along, downloading an entire song from the Web was often impractical. With most sound formats, even a portion of a tune was often several megabytes in size and took forever to download.
That all changed with the advent of MP3 technology. Using this format, a 50 megabyte file can be squashed down to five megs, making downloads much more practical. Moreover, relatively little audio sound quality is lost in the compression.