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

Robert Jonsson rj at spamatica.se
Thu May 12 05:00:16 EDT 2005


On Thursday 12 May 2005 10:18, Steve Fosdick wrote:
> On 12/05/05 04:09:15, 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!
> 400Mb is about right for about 40 mins of uncompressed audio (the original
> 1 hour session, uncompressed would be 605Mb.  If the WAV file you started
> with was smaller than that then it musthave been compressed.

It was perhaps a decade since I last tried the windows sound recorder, but as 
I recall the default was to recorded in mono and with much lower sample rate.

Though, memory fades over a decade, it can be completely false.



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