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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 4:32 pm 
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Hi guys i need to squeeze a 940 mb mp3 file as much as possible without losing quality..i need to be able to put it in a 650 mb cd....
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Well, you won't have much luck with compression programs (ie., winzip), because the data is already encoded. It might shrink it some, but I generally don't see much less than a 1 or 2% 'shrink.'

What you are going to have to do, then, is re-encode the .mp3 at a lower bitrate or with a different algorithm. I prefer using ogg-vorbis to .mp3 ... it gives a much higher quality product for the same size ... or a smaller size for the same quality product. ;)

Your other option is, as I mentioned, to reencode the .mp3 at a lower bitrate, which will shrink the size of the file but also reduce the quality of the audio.

What encoding programs are you using? If you aren't, what OS are you using (so we can suggest some good programs for you to tinker with).


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 7:33 pm 
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you will have to re-encode the mp3 with a lower bitrate


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WTF is in a 940MB mp3 file? That's got to be like a 3 hour song at least...

or are you talking about muliple files?


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you can download a program that I wrote a while ago, which chops your files into smaller chunks and fit them onto discs... it doesn't do any compression, but just chops the file.

you can find at

http://www.geocities.com/laser_bear/fp/fp.html


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deject wrote:
WTF is in a 940MB mp3 file? That's got to be like a 3 hour song at least...

or are you talking about muliple files?


one time a geek friend of mine made an MP3 file of starwars. He was reading a starwars book aloud and recorded it, and then encoded the thing into MP3. he said his next project would be a starwars movie, probably encoded into RM, featuring him reading the book.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 9:59 am 
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emanresu wrote:
deject wrote:
WTF is in a 940MB mp3 file? That's got to be like a 3 hour song at least...

or are you talking about muliple files?


one time a geek friend of mine made an MP3 file of starwars. He was reading a starwars book aloud and recorded it, and then encoded the thing into MP3. he said his next project would be a starwars movie, probably encoded into RM, featuring him reading the book.

is he planning to sell it?


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