Subject: [linux-audio-user] why is my mp3 file bigger than my wav file?
From: Laura Conrad (lconrad_AT_laymusic.org)
Date: Sat Feb 02 2002 - 01:12:45 EET
I'm dubbing a live recording to hard disc, with the idea of putting up
mp3 files for people who participated in the performance to listen
to. The recording is unfortunately a mono recording, if that matters.
I recorded via:
ecasound -i /dev/dsp -o lingham.wav
I then did some minimal editing with snd (just chopping off extraneous
stuff from the beginning and end), and created an mp3 file via:
ecasound -i lingham.wav -o lingham.mp3
When I list the files, I get:
-rw-rw-r-- 1 lconrad lconrad 2322432 Feb 1 17:11 lingham.mp3
-rw-rw-r-- 1 lconrad lconrad 1163619 Feb 1 17:06 lingham.wav
The point of making the mp3 file was to get the compression -- what
did I do wrong?
-- Laura (mailto:lconrad_AT_laymusic.org , http://www.laymusic.org/ ) (617) 661-8097 fax: (801) 365-6574 233 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139
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