Audio File Download Information
All songs are iPod compatible. What can you do with downloaded song files? Listen to the full songs on your computer. Burn the songs to a CD (software required) – play it to your worship team to make it easier to learn the song. Take the music with you – transfer the songs to an iPod or MP3 player to listen and worship on the move.
Phatmusic audio file downloads are available in MP3 format encoded at 256 kbps. MP3’s are one of the most compatible audio formats around. Therefore you should already be able to download and listen to them without the need for extra software. MP3’s are PC and Macintosh compatible as well as compatible with audio players such as the Apple iPod and (quite likely) your mobile phone. In addition MP3’s can often be loaded on CD’s to work on a compatible car or personal CD players.
If for any reason you lose your downloaded file or the download fails, it can be downloaded again by logging into the site, and clicking on ‘Your Downloads’ in the ‘Your Account’ section.
Download times & speeds.
Phatmusic recommends the use of a broadband internet connection to download your audio files. Typically, an MP3 audio song file is about 5Mb in size and should only take a few minutes to download via a broadband connection. Unfortunately although it is technically possible to download files using a dialup connection, it will take a significant amount of time to download and may prove to be unreliable.
Using iTunes to play your audio files.
iTunes is Phatmusic’s recommended music player, as it is simple to use. iTunes can be downloaded for FREE by visiting www.apple.com. If you are using iTunes you can add the audio files to your Library by selecting all the files and dragging them onto the iTunes window. The music can then be browsed in the Library by Artist e.g. Phatfish.