Need help compressing a sound file

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jpsned, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Jpsned macrumors newbie

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    I have a sound file I want to attach to an e-mail so I can send it to a friend.

    I originally had it in wav form with a size of 482 MB. I converted it to mp3 via iTunes, with a resultant size of 54.7 MB.

    It's apparently still too large to send (I think the largest size you can send as an attachment is 10 MB). Is it possible to compress it so I can send it as an attachment? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

    yoyo5280

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    Try right clicking the file and pressing compress. That makes it a ZIP.

    If thats still to big, upload it to drop.io

    -Omi
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    MP3 is already a compressed format. Other compression software won't have much of an effect. What you need to do is break the file into multiple pieces. There's a couple ways to do it.

    MacHacha
    StuffIt
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  4. Roquefort macrumors member

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    Another choice: If you have a website, put the file on your website and let your friend download it, rather than emailing it.
     
  5. Jpsned thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ZIPping it only compressed it by a few MB.

    But I went to "drop.io" and it seems to have worked beautifully! Thanks for the help, everyone.
     

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