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What is more important to you? Audio Quality or File Size?
« on: September 08, 2009, 08:03:25 PM »
Well, what do you want? I record normal episodes as uncompressed audio in garageband so I could post them as CD quality 128-192 kbps (they are 80 kbps now) and the AP episodes are recorded at 160 kbps.

Of course, the file size increases as quality increases.

So, any thoughts?

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Re: What is more important to you? Audio Quality or File Size?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2009, 08:36:38 PM »
I like high quality better, iTunes downloads them in the background so I don't even notice the download time.

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Re: What is more important to you? Audio Quality or File Size?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2009, 08:47:47 PM »
The same. I like quality, size is unimportant to me. If I want to crunch it down, say to fit more on my mp3 device, I can do it myself.

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Re: What is more important to you? Audio Quality or File Size?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2009, 08:53:24 PM »
Sound quality I'd say, but really I have no complaints for the current quality of the Actual Plays.

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Re: What is more important to you? Audio Quality or File Size?
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2009, 09:34:26 PM »
The same. I like quality, size is unimportant to me. If I want to crunch it down, say to fit more on my mp3 device, I can do it myself.
I voted for quality just the same, but realized that I am running low on space on my iPod, What tools do you use to compress the file size?
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Re: What is more important to you? Audio Quality or File Size?
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2009, 10:05:45 PM »
im happy with wat we have
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Re: What is more important to you? Audio Quality or File Size?
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2009, 10:06:46 PM »
Open the MP3 in whatever program you like to use (I've started using Audacity because it records good and it's free but you can use anything, event he Windows Movie Maker default program) and save it again in a lower quality format. Depending on the program you use it'll either ask what quality level you want or give you a list of kbps selections. Lower kbps equals lower size.
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Re: What is more important to you? Audio Quality or File Size?
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2009, 11:10:49 PM »
yeah, size isent an issue for me. so if you wanna do bigger higher quality episodes go for it.

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Re: What is more important to you? Audio Quality or File Size?
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2009, 02:09:21 AM »
I am happy with how it is now, but quality is definitely more important than size to me. 

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Re: What is more important to you? Audio Quality or File Size?
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2009, 02:19:59 AM »
To give you an idea - a raw AP episode is between 150 and 300 megs on average. That's for 2-5 hours of gameplay.


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Re: What is more important to you? Audio Quality or File Size?
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2009, 02:15:39 PM »
Yeah, that's about what my recordings usually are. I've always been impressed with how low you got the file sizes.

I'm fine with files that big. Just means a little longer to download. Thank god for streaming audio.

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Re: What is more important to you? Audio Quality or File Size?
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2009, 11:03:20 PM »
I don't think that the quality is really that important.  The quality that we have at the moment is fine,  isn't it?  Wasn't someone just talking about how they were impressed they heard someone pissing on the past podcast?  Thats just me.
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Re: What is more important to you? Audio Quality or File Size?
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2009, 11:36:17 PM »

Dammit, Tissue, you had to go an make this a tie.
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Re: What is more important to you? Audio Quality or File Size?
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2009, 01:50:34 AM »
I vote for whatever is less work for ross, and thus they come out quicker.

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Re: What is more important to you? Audio Quality or File Size?
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2009, 03:23:01 AM »
Not an issue for me.  I mainly concur with mrlr.