April 11th, 2011, 12:49 PM #1
.wav vs. .mp3 and how do I compress them without losing qualiuty??? *HALP*
I'll use this one sound clip I'm working with as an example but in general I would love to know the solution to this problem...
I have a .wav file that's 2:01 long and it's 10.1 MB.
(705kpbs) not sure if that's relevant or not...
I can convert it to an .mp3 and it drops to 824KB
(54kbps) still not sure if that's relevant or not...
Is there any reliable way to compress it as a .wav file and still maintain relative audio quality? Without spending a lot of money on audio editing equipment?
Thanks in advance...
April 11th, 2011, 06:54 PM #2
FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec
No such thing as a lossless mp3.
April 11th, 2011, 07:06 PM #3
no such thing as a compressed wav file.
Use flac as mentioned above.
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Originally Posted by SmokinJayz
April 11th, 2011, 08:56 PM #4
I don't really understand what those words mean...
EDIT : But thanks very much. I'll familiarize myself with it post haste!!!
April 11th, 2011, 11:15 PM #5
as an audiophile, I love what modern technology has to offer, but digital loss always bums me out.
April 11th, 2011, 11:41 PM #6
You need to encode it to a higher quality mp3. 192k or even higher and not 54k, which is ****. Every convertor program should have a setting to choose what bitrate to encode it at.
April 12th, 2011, 11:10 AM #7
you should be able to convert to a lossless wma as well.
April 12th, 2011, 12:27 PM #8
You can't have compression without Loss!!!
Last edited by RoyalPain; April 12th, 2011 at 12:29 PM.
April 12th, 2011, 01:45 PM #9
You can make it mp3 but use a real high sampling rate like 320 and only your dog will hear the difference.
April 12th, 2011, 11:52 PM #10
Not true. FLAC is compression without loss.
Originally Posted by RoyalPain