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How do you e-mail a sound file?
« on: April 09, 2011, 04:16:03 PM »
Can anyone please advise how to send a short 5min wav sound file? Someone asked me a few days ago to send him a soundfile and try as I may, my computer keeps blocking it - both to the person who wants the file and also to myself to hear if it works.

I have managed to send a file once but can't remember how to do it again. In this instance, I recorded also just one track from a CD and I think I used Nero but I'm not sure.

With the present 5min file, I recorded it from a record, using my usual recording software which is MAGIX AudioLab15. I managed to send the file to "My Recent Documents" and I can play it from there. If I click on it, it opens and plays in the latest version of Windows Media Player.

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Offline Rotten Johnny

Re: How do you e-mail a sound file?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2011, 04:27:31 PM »
Encode it to FLAC and then send it -it'll be around 50% smaller.
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Re: How do you e-mail a sound file?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2011, 05:08:20 PM »
OK, Thks

I'll try this.

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Re: How do you e-mail a sound file?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2011, 05:17:03 PM »
If you had some web space you could upload it via ftp connection and then just send him the url.
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Re: How do you e-mail a sound file?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2011, 06:24:00 PM »
If you had some web space you could upload it via ftp connection and then just send him the url.

Hi folks

I somehow managed it. The file is only one track of about 5mins so I kept it in WAV, burned a disc and somehow managed to send its file, first to myself ;D to try it out and then to the bloke who wanted it. The track opens in WMP and is an unadulterated needledrop made on the 301 sitting behind my head, Grace 727 arm, Rotel RC-980BX pre and that pimped Shure M75EDM with the bits of tortoise. If anyone wants to hear it, ask here or send me a pm.

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Re: How do you e-mail a sound file?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2011, 08:12:11 PM »
All

Sorry about this. The way I've got this file doesn't seem to work if I send it anywhere else, so I'll have to abandon this before I waste your time.

The music by the way, was "Caravan", recorded by needledrop from an ancient Technics record "Audio Inspection Volume 1", written by Duke Ellington and arranged by Norio Meada. Artistes JUan Tizol, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills - Trumpet: Teruyuki Fukushima, Tenor Sax: Ichiro Mimori, Piano: Norio Maeda, Guitar: Kiyoshi Sugimoto, Bass: Yassuo Arakawa, Drums: Takeshi Inomata

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Offline Robert_E

Re: How do you e-mail a sound file?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2011, 09:03:41 PM »
You can use http://filegooi.co.za/

Upload the file to there and send the link it generates to the recipient to download.

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Re: How do you e-mail a sound file?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2011, 09:10:59 PM »
Or compress it with something like WIN RAR...

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Re: How do you e-mail a sound file?
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2011, 09:45:54 PM »
Or compress it with something like WIN RAR...
FLAC encoding will yield a smaller file because its compression algorithm is aimed at audio streams.
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Re: How do you e-mail a sound file?
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2011, 09:46:21 PM »
You can use http://filegooi.co.za/

Upload the file to there and send the link it generates to the recipient to download.

Hi Robert E

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Thanks for the suggestions. Never thought this would be such a PITA :)

I tried a WAV version with http://filegooi but it looks like 1hr+ upload. I then tried GITM's recommendation but they appear to ask too many questions and I could be whacked with a copyright infringement suit :'(

I also have a zipped file of the same  but dunno if this is any good.

Ah, well...

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Offline Steerpike

Re: How do you e-mail a sound file?
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2011, 11:45:24 PM »
Even 5 mins in .WAV format is a huge file from an e-mail point of view. PKZIP, RAR etc. don't get a good compression ratio at all when used on audio data.

If it HAS to be a non-lossy compression, it will still be a big file - no matter which codec you choose, so you'll just have to accept a long send/receive time.

I hate anyone sending me e-mail attachments over about 100kB. It's far more 'socially correct' to put large files on a web site or ftp server and email people the URL. (unless they specifically request a particular large file)

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Re: How do you e-mail a sound file?
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2011, 12:59:27 AM »
Even 5 mins in .WAV format is a huge file from an e-mail point of view. PKZIP, RAR etc. don't get a good compression ratio at all when used on audio data.

If it HAS to be a non-lossy compression, it will still be a big file - no matter which codec you choose, so you'll just have to accept a long send/receive time.

I hate anyone sending me e-mail attachments over about 100kB. It's far more 'socially correct' to put large files on a web site or ftp server and email people the URL. (unless they specifically request a particular large file)

Agree absolutely!

Digital is the Devil incarnate.

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