Storing and playing music tracks on our portable devices as well as sound recording and audio data transmission are all limited by a handful of parameters, of which the most important ones are the bitrate and physical file size.
In order to achieve the best quality/size ratio, you should make sure you are using the most appropriate codecs for the job. This is reason enough to try one of the best tools especially tailored for this job, namely Sony ATRAC3 Audio Codec.
The compression used by Sony's proprietary Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding (ATRAC) technology constantly evolved and ATRAC3 is the standard you would find in a Sony MiniDisc. Its sound quality bests that of the wide-spread 128 kbps MP3s, while the dimensions of the generated files are considerably smaller when compared to an audio CD, for example.
The can be installed in a manner identical to all similar components. This means that you just have to extract the INF file from the archive, right-click it and then choose 'Install'.
Once you successfully add the codec to the existing ones, it can be used for compressing music tracks. The advanced features of this codec will enable you to add much more files onto a portable storage device or music player because of the more effective compression abilities.
Thanks to its continuous evolution, the ATRAC technology aims to provide a great musical experience and the Sony ATRAC3 Audio Codec is one of the best examples that illustrates it. Without compromising quality while providing an improved compression and thus saving precious space on storage media, the codec is among the best choices in its category.