Compressing an audio file.

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  1. troutfish

    troutfish New Member

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    helloes.
    i wanted to have sound on my homepage. i did fine making a flash player and a button to turn it off and on. everything is working as intended. now, the song i am playing i still 4mb however (you know mp3s are that big), and i need it compressed. i know it will reduce the quality, but it should only be good enough for a flash page.

    i have never done anything with audio, so how do i do that? any tuts?

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. Shibboleth

    Shibboleth teh mad Plato skillz

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    I can't offer you any tutorials, sorry. But I can point you in the right direction.

    If you want to compress it you'll have to use an encoder. Try http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ or www.quinnware.com

    You'll want to encode your mp3 to something with a lower bit rate. Experiment to see what the best size:quality ratio is. I'd suggest somewhere around 64-96kpbs

    Also there's another thing you might try. How about streaming the mp3 over flash? I'm sure it's possible, however I've never done it.
     

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