On Wed, 27 Aug 2003 11:37:49 PDT
Carl William Spitzer IV <cwsiv(a)juno.com> wrote:
I have several wav files I want to reduce to mp3 so
they will take up
There are alot of good programs to do this.
FLAC was mentioned, and it will reduce the wav by about 50% and
it is lossless. The .flac file can be played back with
"flac -d somefile.flac -c | aplay"
mp3 is good it reduces by 10 to 1, but as you know there are
legal restrictions, and all that BS.
ogg is free and is as good as mp3.
For the same sound quality as mp3, you would be better of with ogg,
because there is no restrictions.
The one I want to point out to everyone, is speex.
Speex is an ogg-compatible format which has been optimized
for voice. But I have been using it on big music waves and am surprised
with the sound, and the compression is 30 to 1. That means a
90 meg wav can be knocked down to 3 meg, and is good enough for
All can be found on http://freshmeat.net
in the searchbox.
I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth.