Compressing Even Smaller

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  1. AFPoster macrumors 65816

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    So I know in Leopard and probably any OS for Mac's you can compress your files, but is there any way to compress them even more? I had a file that was 321mb's and when I compressed it, it brought it down to 317mb's. Obviously that didn't do me any good. Does anyone have a program or another suggestion?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    What kind of files are they?

    If they are photos, music, movies, anything other than text basically, you will have a hard time compressing it much smaller than that.
     
  3. AFPoster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yeah it's music. I am trying to compress a music CD so I can place it on my iDisk for backup.
     
  4. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    Uh... convert to MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, or FLAC. :rolleyes:
     
  5. AFPoster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's music downloaded from iTunes so it's in .m4a still change it?
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No, it is compressed as much as possible while still retaining quality.
     
  7. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    No there's nothing you can do to make it smaller in that case.
     

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