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9-21-02, 06:28 AM
hi perhaps this is a stupid question, but i make music and want to put it on my website. problem is it i have like 30 songs and it takes up over 150 megs in .mp3 format. i've zipped them all now, but it's still like 140 megs. well you only get 250 megs so i was wondering if there is a way to reduce these files more, like ultra compression or something, i dunno. because i'm gonna have more songs i'm sure, and i'd like to have them all available for download. can you buy more megs to be applied towards your website, or am i sol? also, what would downloading a .zip file do to your bandwith, does that count against the 25 gigs bw? so if i had 100 megs of music, and had 250 people download all the songs, would my site be shut down until the next month?
-ее richardrahl ее-
9-21-02, 09:59 AM
You are not going to be able to reduce your file file much more than zipping them with compression set to maximum. As for your bandwidth questions, look at the Powweb FAQ here:
Ok, first off.. you MUST have the rights to the music, ie: you created it, or have permission by the person who created it. If not, it's against the ToS.
If you created it.. what level did you mix down to? zipping it would be the final step, the mix down is where you would fine the best way to compress (our site is compressed down to 96 on most songs.. 128 on a few where it sounded awful at 96).
at 4.5 mgs each (give or take.. from what you've stated), there is a bit of reduction that can yet be one.. but you will be sacraficing some quality along the way.
yes.. zip files count against bandwidth.. and I second the suggestion you read the URL OnTheNet gave ya ;)
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