4 Simple Factors To Consider On How Much Music Can 8GB Hold

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Whenever I’m driving or puttering around the house doing chores, I always like to have some music playing in the background. Whether it is on my mobile phone, laptop or speaker system, having some tunes to keep me company always makes my tasks easier to do. However, device storage isn’t created equally. Memory capacity can range from a few gigabytes to terabytes.

It is not uncommon for portable devices to house large storage spaces that can support various forms of data including music. The amount of space in every gadget will dictate how much it can fully hold.

Granted that large-capacity devices will immediately resolve any limitation worries, it is still very helpful to have a good idea of the number of songs that can be stored in the allotted space of any gadget. If like me, you have wondered how much music 8GB can hold then here are the things you need to know.

 

Data

  • File Type
  • Bit Rate
  • Song Length
  • Device Format

File Type

File formats used can notably increase or decrease the amount of music that can be saved in 8GB worth of storage. Music files that are compressed permit a larger amount of data to be uploaded into the drive. The standard device and music player will be able to play MP3 files, there are others that can however play various file types with ease. Users should still consider alternative options that compress into smaller formats. Many audiophiles consider AAC a better option due to its higher audio quality an efficient compression. This particular format can produce a larger library of songs as opposed to the MP3 type.

Bit Rate

Your typical MP3 file has a Bit Rate ratio compression that is most suited for consumer use. The majority of 8GB devices in the market are able to play a maximum 320kbit/s. There are a few handful devices of 8GB capacity that can play more than 640kbit/s since the vast majority of commercially available music in an MP3 format is only at 128 kbit/s.

Song Length

Lastly, it is essential to understand how the length of each song will determine how much of the storage space it will take up. Simply put a song that is 10 minutes long will obviously use up more space than one that is only 2 minutes in length. This needs to be noted since music is sometimes released as a single file containing an entire album worth of data — this could easily be over an hour long.

Device Format

Interestingly enough, lots of devices available commercially claim to have 8GB of storage. What they fail to mention is how a portion of this is set aside and used for the firmware or software of the said device. Thus, once formatted the physical space remaining will be less than what is advertised. More or less the usable space of an 8GB gadget can range anywhere between 7GB to 7.5GB.

The storage of songs is usually calculated by the space occupied per minute of music. Generally, MP3 formats at 128 kbit/s will take up 1mb per minute, with that in mind, it is safe to say that an 8GB phone or memory card can hold about 1,500 to 2,000 songs based on the aforementioned details.

Bear in mind that the song length and quality of the music loaded onto an 8GB device can still be a determining factor of how many tunes you can store. Unless you are in the music industry, 8GB worth of music, in my opinion, would produce a decent-sized library.

A new sustainability frontier in specialty coffee

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A coffee break in the United States and elsewhere is a short mid-morning rest period granted to employees in business and industry. An afternoon coffee break, or afternoon tea, often occurs as well.

The coffee break originated in the late 19th century in Stoughton, Wisconsin, with the wives of Norwegian immigrants. The city celebrates this every year with the Stoughton Coffee Break Festival. In 1951, Time noted that

“Since the war, the coffee break has been written into union contracts”

The term subsequently became popular through a Pan-American Coffee Bureau ad campaign of 1952 which urged consumers, “Give yourself a Coffee-Break – and Get What Coffee Gives to You” John B. Watson, a behavioral psychologist who worked with Maxwell House later in his career, helped to popularize coffee breaks within the American culture.

Coffee cups and happy spirits

Coffee breaks usually last from 10 to 20 minutes and frequently occur at the end of the first third of the work shift.

In some companies and some civil service, the coffee break may be observed formally at a set hour. In some places, a cart with hot and cold beverages and cakes, breads and pastries arrives at the same time morning and afternoon, an employer may contract with an outside caterer for daily service, or coffee breaks may take place away from the actual work-area in a designated cafeteria or tea room.

More generally, the phrase “coffee break” has also come to denote any break from work. Coffee was initially used for spiritual reasons. At least 1,100 years ago, traders brought coffee across the Red Sea.

At first, the Arabians made wine from the pulp of the fermented coffee berries. This beverage was known as qishr (kisher in modern usage) and was used during religious ceremonies.

Coffee drinking was prohibited by jurists and scholars meeting in Mecca in 1511, but the subject of whether it was intoxicating was hotly debated over the next 30 years until the ban was finally overturned in the mid-16th century. Use in religious rites among the Sufi branch of Islam led to coffee’s being put on trial in Mecca: it was accused of being a heretical substance, and its production and consumption were briefly repressed.

Couple on a coffee break

Coffee, regarded as a Muslim drink, was prohibited by Ethiopian Orthodox Christians until as late as 1889; it is now considered a national drink of Ethiopia for people of all faiths. Its early association in Europe with rebellious political activities led to Charles II outlawing coffeehouses from January 1676. Frederick the Great banned it in Prussia in 1777 for nationalistic and economic reasons.

“concerned about the price of import, he sought to force the public back to consuming beer”

Cup of natural coffee

Quite a number of members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church also avoid caffeinated drinks. In its teachings, the Church encourages members to avoid tea, coffee, and other stimulants.

Abstinence from coffee, tobacco, and alcohol by many Adventists has afforded a near-unique opportunity for studies to be conducted within that population group on the health effects of coffee drinking, free from confounding factors.

One study was able to show a weak but statistically significant association between coffee consumption and mortality from ischemic heart disease, other cardiovascular disease, all cardiovascular diseases combined, and all causes of death. For a time, there had been controversy in the Jewish community.

Whether the coffee seed was a legume and therefore prohibited for Passover. Upon petition from coffeemaker Maxwell House, the coffee seed was classified in 1923 as a berry rather than a seed by orthodox Jewish rabbi Hersch Kohn, and therefore kosher for Passover.

Farmworkers in coffee are having a tough time

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A coffee break in the United States and elsewhere is a short mid-morning rest period granted to employees in business and industry. An afternoon coffee break, or afternoon tea, often occurs as well.

The coffee break originated in the late 19th century in Stoughton, Wisconsin, with the wives of Norwegian immigrants. The city celebrates this every year with the Stoughton Coffee Break Festival. In 1951, Time noted that

“Since the war, the coffee break has been written into union contracts”

The term subsequently became popular through a Pan-American Coffee Bureau ad campaign of 1952 which urged consumers, “Give yourself a Coffee-Break – and Get What Coffee Gives to You” John B. Watson, a behavioral psychologist who worked with Maxwell House later in his career, helped to popularize coffee breaks within the American culture.

Coffee cups and happy spirits

Coffee breaks usually last from 10 to 20 minutes and frequently occur at the end of the first third of the work shift.

In some companies and some civil service, the coffee break may be observed formally at a set hour. In some places, a cart with hot and cold beverages and cakes, breads and pastries arrives at the same time morning and afternoon, an employer may contract with an outside caterer for daily service, or coffee breaks may take place away from the actual work-area in a designated cafeteria or tea room.

More generally, the phrase “coffee break” has also come to denote any break from work. Coffee was initially used for spiritual reasons. At least 1,100 years ago, traders brought coffee across the Red Sea.

At first, the Arabians made wine from the pulp of the fermented coffee berries. This beverage was known as qishr (kisher in modern usage) and was used during religious ceremonies.

Coffee drinking was prohibited by jurists and scholars meeting in Mecca in 1511, but the subject of whether it was intoxicating was hotly debated over the next 30 years until the ban was finally overturned in the mid-16th century. Use in religious rites among the Sufi branch of Islam led to coffee’s being put on trial in Mecca: it was accused of being a heretical substance, and its production and consumption were briefly repressed.

Couple on a coffee break

Coffee, regarded as a Muslim drink, was prohibited by Ethiopian Orthodox Christians until as late as 1889; it is now considered a national drink of Ethiopia for people of all faiths. Its early association in Europe with rebellious political activities led to Charles II outlawing coffeehouses from January 1676. Frederick the Great banned it in Prussia in 1777 for nationalistic and economic reasons.

“concerned about the price of import, he sought to force the public back to consuming beer”

Cup of natural coffee

Quite a number of members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church also avoid caffeinated drinks. In its teachings, the Church encourages members to avoid tea, coffee, and other stimulants.

Abstinence from coffee, tobacco, and alcohol by many Adventists has afforded a near-unique opportunity for studies to be conducted within that population group on the health effects of coffee drinking, free from confounding factors.

One study was able to show a weak but statistically significant association between coffee consumption and mortality from ischemic heart disease, other cardiovascular disease, all cardiovascular diseases combined, and all causes of death. For a time, there had been controversy in the Jewish community.

Whether the coffee seed was a legume and therefore prohibited for Passover. Upon petition from coffeemaker Maxwell House, the coffee seed was classified in 1923 as a berry rather than a seed by orthodox Jewish rabbi Hersch Kohn, and therefore kosher for Passover.