Subject: Re: [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 - 19:39:47 EET
>>>>> "Kai" == Kai Vehmanen <kai.vehmanen_AT_wakkanet.fi> writes:
Kai> Mp3 and similar compression mechanisms are good for
Kai> preserving quality of cd-quality (or similar) audio content,
Kai> while reducing file sizes. In your case, the source file
Kai> already was of low quality.
When I do the same commands with a stereo source, I get the kind of
compression I expect:
-rw-rw-r-- 1 lconrad lconrad 2461696 Feb 2 12:10 stoks.mp3
-rw-r--r-- 1 lconrad root 27172908 Feb 2 10:24 stoks.wav
I don't see why the mono recording would be lower quality than the
stereo (once it gets to my sound card).
-- 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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