- Most clips are in Real
Audio format. In the event you don't already
have a Real media player on your system, go to
download their free basic player.
The clips are encoded at 20.7 kbs,
which should work fine over a 28k dial-up modem. The clips will begin to
stream before the download is complete. Some later clips are in the mp3
- There are no clips for
any music that is
currently in-print. On-line retailers may make clips for
these releases available. An exception to this rule is possible if a song
was released after the clip was posted.
- The clips contain only about
30 - 45 seconds per song This is for two reasons. First, the purpose of the
clip is to let people sample what the music sounds like, not to build a
library of recordings. (That is what the Can I Buy Mento?
and For Collectors pages are for.) Second, in many
cases, these are very rare recordings that were very generously given to me
by people that went to great expense and effort to acquire them. There is a tacit agreement that I wont turn around and make them available to the