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Hi DavidDWM,

It depends a bit on how compressed the file already is, but the best way to tell would be to try. SImply open the file in WavePad and then select "Save As..." from the File menu. Then choose to save your file as an mp3 and choose one of the lower bitrate options. You may need to experiment a little bit to find the right setting. Please note, that doing this will reduce the quality of the file, so make sure you save the original in safe location.

Regards,

Ben

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Guest Alex Chapman

Hi David,

 

Assuming you don't want to split the file at all, what you probably want to do is re-encode the file with a lower bitrate. This will reduce the quality of the audio, but will also reduce the file size. When you choose to save the file as .mp3 you will be given mp3 encoding options. I would choose Variable Bit Rate (VBR), as it results in better quality for size, and then experiment with different settings to see what file sizes you get. Make sure you save to a different file so you don't overwrite your original file.

 

Alex

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