[linux-audio-user] Is there a way to compress the size of a wave file?

Marcus Alessi Bittencourt alessi at roar.music.columbia.edu
Wed May 11 23:24:31 EDT 2005

On Wed, 11 May 2005, Flash Love wrote:

> I recorded a one hour audio session using windows Sound Recorder for a friend 
> and much to my chagrin and my friend's dismay, the Audacity edited file is 
> over 400M!
> recording session was done the file size never exceeded 27M.  I do not doubt 

        Well, exercise simple logic. Uncompressed audio as wav or CD audio
is basically of the same type, 2-channel, 16-bit, 44.1Khz sr. A 74 minute
CD has 650Mb. How could that file of yours possibly ever be below 27Mb ?
        Probably even as an mp3 it wouldn´t be that small. Anyway, if you
want to experiment with lossless compression, try the FLAC soundfile type.


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