What is audio compression?


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What is audio compression?

Audio file compression is not to be confused with audio dynamics compression. Now as I mentioned earlier, dynamics compression is an effect that we use to change the dynamic range. But that's not what we are doing when we talk about audio file compression. With audio file compression what we are trying to do, we are trying to actually reduce the size of our digital audio files, and there are a couple of reasons we want to do this. Primarily, it's because smaller file sizes are just easier to store and share. They are just easier to deal with. We can move them around, we can put a ton of them on a portable MP3 player, or use them as a ringtone on a cell phone.

There is all kinds of applications. And without audio file compression, a lot of the things we enjoy today, in terms of rich media and cool experiences, probably wouldn't be able to take place. A lot of our favorite web sites, MySpace and YouTube, things like that all exists because you can actually compress audio files. O...

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