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Don't say MP3. I need something with similar sound quality but smaller size. My Zen is getting full. Thanks in advance.
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wma, antrac
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Isnt that why Mp3 is so popular? because its great sound quality for such a small size?
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Isnt that why Mp3 is so popular? because its great sound quality for such a small size?
Yes but I need smaller .
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post #5 of 7
well in that case i guess you will have to loose some quality.
I found a list of common lossy formats if you want to try them. What does your player support? I always use WMA, because i like the quality. alternitavely, you could use MP£ or WMA with a lower bitrate?

The list:Hope that Helps buddy!
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post #6 of 7
Just knock down the sound quality of the mp3. it wont be too noticable on small earphones.

This programs great for doing that and converting to lots of different formats: http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm

You can get all the codec plugins here: http://www.dbpoweramp.com/codec-central.htm

Suppose you just gotta experiment. I think mp3 is the best for its size though. Allthough all songs will compress differently.

Maybe try sony's atrac3 or wma?

mp4 if you player supports it. Although I think this is just for ipods.

edit: ^ basically the same advice then ^
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Try encoding with low data rates(ex: 112kbps) using mp3!!!
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