Wav files to MP3 files....?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Rip Torin, Jul 1, 2003.

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    Rip Torin Guest

    Been trying to find a more appropriate N/G to ask this question, but haven't
    been able to come up with one yet...
    This being an intelligent forum I guess it's as good as any, so here goes...
    I'm a novice with music files, and I have a lot of good wavs, in the kb
    size. So I'm starting to convert them to mp3, as I thought that's what you
    should do. Now I find that the resulting mp3 are in the mb size, humungous
    compared to the wav.
    So why should I do this, and not keep the wavs since they are a smaller
    Any explanations will be appreciated greatly.....
    Rip Torin, Jul 1, 2003
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    Jimchip Guest

    I don't know what you are doing but you should get a 12:1 compression ratio.
    The mp3 should be smaller.

    ..wav should carry the most information and you would maybe burn those to a
    CD as an archive. .mp3 strips out supposedly non-audible (or better, 'less
    likely to be audible') sounds.

    ..wav takes up more storage space but takes up less CPU cycles to play.
    Jimchip, Jul 1, 2003
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    Fummie Guest

    You could check out this site: http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/downloads.php
    I change my MP3's to wav files so I can play them on any old CD player,
    without loss of quality or the size changing, I use a really small program
    called "change type" to do that.
    Fummie, Jul 1, 2003
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