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Windows 7: Compressing wav files

16 Feb 2010   #11
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I would do that differently. I would convert the .wav file to .mp3 (only 10% size) with Format Factory. Then I would put a .wav header on the .mp3 file - that makes it appear like a .wav and can be used e.g. in PowerPoint picture shows. Here is how to finagle the header: PowerPoint Embed mp3 files Cannot beat the 10% size with compression.
That sounds interesting. You still need the mp3 codec to play it, right?


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16 Feb 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Well, I am glad you could solve it that way. Have fun with your music.
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16 Feb 2010   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I would do that differently. I would convert the .wav file to .mp3 (only 10% size) with Format Factory. Then I would put a .wav header on the .mp3 file - that makes it appear like a .wav and can be used e.g. in PowerPoint picture shows. Here is how to finagle the header: PowerPoint Embed mp3 files Cannot beat the 10% size with compression.
That sounds interesting. You still need the mp3 codec to play it, right?
Jonathan, it essentially remains an .mp3 with a .wav header. However, the filetype then is .wav. And to tell you the truth, i am not sure whether it plays a .wav or .mp3. My guess would be as .wav.
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05 May 2015   #14
willartte

Windows XP
 
 

I really donít know how it is done, but Faasoft WAV Compressor has that feature, and I didnít have any problem using that function.
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