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Compression Ratio On Zip Utilities

by JMoney97 / May 13, 2006 12:37 PM PDT

I've been trying to use WinZip to zip several mp3 files to email. Problem is, it doesn't seem to be reducing the size of the file much. It seems that when I view the properties of the zipped file, it is only compressing it at 1%. Anyone have any recommendations of how I might change the ratio, or otherwise accomplish this? Or can I not do this as mp3s are already compressed to some degree. Please email me at JMoney97@aol.com. Thank you in advance for your help.

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Since MP3 is already compressed...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 13, 2006 2:11 PM PDT

WinZip or other will not reduce the size.


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Adjusting Compression Ratio
by JMoney97 / May 13, 2006 3:07 PM PDT

Thanks for the help Happy With files and zip utilities in general, I could not find the option (at any rate) to adjust the compression ratio. I consider myself fairly computer literate, not great...lol, but I couldn't seem to find any setting to adjust this? Which zipping utility do you recommend? Thanks again for your help,

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You didn't miss a thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 14, 2006 12:05 AM PDT
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Thanks for the info!
by JMoney97 / May 14, 2006 3:02 PM PDT

I checked out the page, and read up on it. I appreciate the information, and that there are people out there such as yourself to help out people like me! Thanks a bunch!

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JM, you may hit another problem with aol
by DarCLew2 / May 13, 2006 4:14 PM PDT

I think, but I am not definite but I went to send an email that had more than 16 MB and AOL will not allow you to send it. I thought it was 20 MB. Can you imagine if I tried to send a music CD (appx 800MB) and I have WinZip 10 Pro. I can span floppies but even if I broke the CD down to one song, zipped, made an .exe of it, it would still be to large for AOL. Good Luck trying though, you may be better off snail mailing a CD. Darrell

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Yup, I have run into that problem
by JMoney97 / May 14, 2006 3:05 PM PDT

Yes, I found that out the other day when I went to send a single 17.8 MB mp3. There has to be some application out there/method of transfering large files somehow, in a way that isn't too complicated...

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