What is this MP3 CD-ROM, can I download the MP3 files?
All conference sessions are sold as audio compact discs. For some conferences, sessions are also available in MP3 audio file format, and these are available for immediate download after purchase. For some conferences, an "MP3 CD-ROM" is available for purchase.
The CD-ROM disc, shipped to the customer, contains all of the MP3 files from the conference. Each MP3 file is the live audio recording during the conference, of each session. The CD-ROM disc is shipped to you. It is a CD-ROM, as the title indicates, that contains all of the sessions in MP3 format. You can then listen from the CD-ROM on your computer, or transfer the files to your iPod or other MP3 player.
When a customer wants to get All of the sessions from a conference in MP3 file format, it is a good idea and more convenient for the customer to get the full set on CD-ROM, instead of downloading each file individually, because each file is 15 to 35 MB each in size, and may take a long time for you to download. But you can purchase each individual download if you wish. Each file is a 60 to 90 minute session. So, it is easier to have the CD-ROM with all the files on it shipped to you. The complete set MP3 CD-ROM is typically cheaper in cost compared to purchasing all the session downloads individually. If you only wanted some of the sessions, in MP3 format, it would be easier for most customers to get the download format. The downloadable MP3 files are not available until after the conference.
When a downloadable MP3 files is purchased, the customer gets a download link that is good for up to 7 days, or can be downloaded up to 5 times. Why up to 5 times? Sometimes, with a file of this size, some people may have a problem and their download is interrupted for whatever reason, and they may need to download it again. Or, if they wanted to download it again to a different computer, they are free to do that if they wish. The downloadable versions of the sessions are usually available shortly after the conclusion of the conference.