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24-Jan-2009, 06:57 PM #1
compressing mp3's for email
What is the best/quickest/easiest way to compress mp3's or .wav's to send via email? I realize that quality goes way down; just want to be able to send some larger files that otherwise would exceed several mb's. thanks!

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24-Jan-2009, 08:46 PM #2
mp3's are already compressed so they aren't going to get much smaller.
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24-Jan-2009, 08:52 PM #3
That is true, but there are ways to compress files really small to be sent over email; I've done it for years, but not in a long time, so I don't remember what I used.
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25-Jan-2009, 12:42 PM #4
Recode the MP3 files to lower bit rates to make them smaller and of lower audio quality.
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How do you do record the mp3 files?
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25-Jan-2009, 01:25 PM #6
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How do you do record the mp3 files?
Not record, recode. Open the mp3 file in an audio editor program that can input and output mp3 files. I use a commercial program called Nero Wave Editor. Then have the editor program "Save As" the opened file with a lower bit rate. If the file size is still too large, open the original MP3 file and save as an even lower bit rate MP3 file.
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25-Jan-2009, 01:34 PM #7
If you can find a converter to change them to either .SWF
.FLV files, they will be anywhere from 60% to 75%
smaller.

(Those are Flash formats).
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