FAQ about Reformed Sermons and Lectures from Thirdmill

Sermons & Lectures FAQ

Which link should I use to get my file?

That depends on the size and quality you want. Our links use the following types of abbreviations:

  • mp3-32 - MP3 format, 32 kbps: high quality, large file size, playable in most media players
  • mp3-16 - MP3 format, 16 kbps: medium quality, medium file size, playable in most media players
  • mp3-8 - MP3 format, 8 kbps: low quality, small file size, playable in most media players
  • rm-32 - RealMedia format, 32 kbps: high quality, large file size, requires RealMedia Player
  • rm-16 - RealMedia format, 16 kbps: medium quality, medium file size, requires RealMedia Player
  • rm-8 - RealMedia format, 8.5 kbps: low quality, small file size, requires RealMedia Player
  • iTunes - high quality, off-site media; requires iTunes

How do I download audio files?

For most web browsers, right clicking on the link provides the option to download the target file.

How do I play audio files?

To hear RealMedia recordings, you need the free plug-in RealPlayer. Almost any free media player will play MP3 recordings, including Windows Media Player and QuickTime. To hear iTunes recordings, you need iTunes.

Why do you use such low bit rates?

Low kbps rates provide sufficient quality to hear our recordings, and keep file sizes small. They are especially useful to those whose internet access is slow and/or unreliable, including most people in underdeveloped nations. A huge portion of our internet traffic is international and relies on slower connections.