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

Stephen Hassard steve at hassard.net
Wed May 11 23:25:10 EDT 2005

Windows Sound Recorder can send the recorded data on-the-fly through a
codec for compression. Obviously if you are planning on editing the
audio, you're best recording in a non-lossy format.

If you're recording off a cheap mic, you can probably record at a much
lower bitrate/frequency using only mono. Everytime you drop any of the
previous, your filesize will drop. This should make the uncompressed
file much smaller.


On Wed, 2005-05-11 at 22:09 -0500, 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!
> This friend is now telling me that in the past when the same one hour 
> recording session was done the file size never exceeded 27M.  I do not doubt 
> them, but I have no idea how to reduce/compress this wave file. 
> If someone knows how I can reduce this one hour wave formatted session to a 
> file size of 27M, please let me know.
> Thanks
> Flash

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