Sales Help

Payment methods

All payments to African Composers Edition are made via PayPal, by:

  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • PayPal Balance
  • Transfer from your bank account (if eligible)

Please note:

  • All payments are made in United States Dollars.
  • You are not required to have or create a PayPal account in order to buy from African Composers Edition if you are paying by credit or debit card. During check-out, we will direct you to PayPal, where you will be able to enter your debit or credit card details (and pay without creating a PayPal account).

Audio file formats

Audio files for sale by African Composers Edition are available in standard and high audio quality:

  • Standard quality: 320 kbit/s MP3 files.
  • High quality: FLAC files, identical to CD.

When buying audio files, it is sensible to choose a high-quality format. FLAC is gaining recognition as a high-quality alternative to MP3. A FLAC copy of a CD is an exact duplicate of the original, whereas an MP3 is not. Note, however, when the MP3 is encoded at 320’s kbit/s, which is the highest quality that an MP3 can be, it is possible that you may not notice a difference in clarity between FLAC and MP3.

Playing FLAC files

In order to play FLAC files, you will most likely need to install extra software. Popular choices include:

  1. Installing VLC media player (Mac OS X / Windows / Linux).
  2. Installing the DirectShow filter for Windows Media Player (for Windows users).

For advanced users it is recommended to install the Quod Libet music player (Mac OS X / Windows / Linux). The player is dependent on certain other software, so you would need to download and install a few additional software packages.

Note: It is not possible to add FLAC support to iTunes.