The Traders' Den  

  The Traders' Den > Where we go to learn ..... > Technobabble


Technobabble Post your general Need for Help questions here.
Lossy or Lossless?

Thread Tools
Old 2007-03-03, 03:58 AM
popeye popeye is offline
7.09 GB/8.51 GB/1.20
Join Date: Mar 2006
Reducing wavs?

Can you reduce the size of .wav files? I've got some great lossless music, but they just won't fit on my mp3 player the size that they are (one double album is 1.5 gigs!)
Thanks for any suggestions
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
Old 2007-03-03, 05:05 AM
ffooky ffooky is offline
12.64 GB/12.23 GB/0.97
Join Date: Nov 2004
Re: Reducing wavs?

Which MP3 player do you have ? Some can play FLAC out of the box, some can have the Rockbox firmware installed (allowing FLAC playback amongst others) and iPods can use Apple Lossless. All these formats will allow you to compress the WAV files to around 50-60% of their original size.

Unless you have golden ears you're far better off using LAME MP3, iTunes or Nero AAC or Aoyumi's Vorbis tuning (depending on which codecs your player supports) at a decent quality bitrate. Your battery and/or HD will thank you for it.
Two tracks for a desert island:

Black Keys - I Got Mine
Tintern Abbey - Vacuum Cleaner
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes

The Traders' Den > Where we go to learn ..... > Technobabble

Similar Threads
Thread Forum Replies Last Post
Editing multiple WAVs in Audacity - acidjack Technobabble 6 2009-02-10 06:37 PM
Ripping stereo WAVs From a Video DVD - rjs02 Technobabble 5 2005-10-06 10:42 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:16 AM.

Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - , - All Rights Reserved - Hosted at QuickPacket
no new posts