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Would a European mp3 play on an American mp3 player?

Asked by lonelydragon (7750points) January 18th, 2011

There’s a specific mp3 I’m looking for that’s not available in any American stores, but I can download it from an online store in the UK. Would an mp3 from the UK still work on my American computer and mp3 player? I am not sure if European countries use different encoding software that would make their mp3 files incompatible with American electronics. I do not want to purchase the mp3 only to get a file that doesn’t work. Can anyone help?

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jaytkay's avatar

Yes, it will work, MP3s are the same ‘round the world.

XxSHYxxGUYxX's avatar

Yes, it will work. .mp3 files are NOT region locked. They’re universal…

jerv's avatar

MP3 is MP3 and is a worldwide standard. And, as @XxSHYxxGUYxX points out, they are not region-coded like DVDs are.

Thammuz's avatar

Yes it would, it’s a file, if it wasn’t compatible it wouldn’t have the same file extension.

meiosis's avatar

Yes it would work. I’ve downloaded MP3s from music download services from around the world with no issues whatsoever.

mattbrowne's avatar

MP3 is a European invention and no one in America applied any changes to it.

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