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Sound File Compression

 
Jeff Klamer
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How can I compress spoken sound files I am now creating to be used in a game created using java?

Currently, I record written text onto my digital/video camera, bring
that recording into Final Cut Xpress editing software, then export using qt compression. Do you know of any formats that will be smaller than the .au or .wav I am now creating? Or, a way(s) to compress further the .au and .wav sound files I am creating?

Thank you,
Jeff
 
Jesper de Jong
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You could use MP3, but the problem with MP3 is that it's patented.

An alternative for MP3 is the free Ogg Vorbis format. You can find Java decoders for that format on Google, just search for "java ogg" for example.
 
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