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    OT: Compression for website??

    What is a good compression rate for MP3 format that still sounds nice, but isn't too big? I am putting MP3's on my site, but they are making the site take forever to load up. Thanks!


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    Re: OT: Compression for website??

    128 kbps and 192 kbps seem to be the standards. On dial-up connections these can still take a while to download, though. Uploading also tends to take longer than downloading. In my opinion, 128 kbps sounds great for its file size, it's usually what I use. 92 kbps WMAs also sound nice for a smaller file size.
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    Re: OT: Compression for website??

    Thanks for the info! I'll change them soon.


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    Re: OT: Compression for website??

    I'm a big fan of 192 myself, since I can hear a bit of degradation/distortion at 128.
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    Re: OT: Compression for website??

    Quote Originally Posted by Skysaw
    I'm a big fan of 192 myself, since I can hear a bit of degradation/distortion at 128.
    Jamie,
    Would the better file be bigger by a factor of 192/128? More? Less? Would all devices such as Windoze Media Player handle a file at 192? Any other downside to 192s besides filesize? I've stuck to 128, which I assume is the most common setting, but if the only downside to 192s is filesize, and there are no incompatibility issues with common players, I'll go to 192!

    Thanx,
    Jim
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    Re: OT: Compression for website??

    Well, now, Snorlax, I have no problem playing 128, 192, or any other compression value on any of my various devices. 192 is definitely superior quality, but takes a bit more time for files transfer.

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