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With your track(s) in the Sound Editor, click Edit, Select All or Ctrl+A.
Click Edit, Save Selection.
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We’ve covered audio file formats
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place to convert one type of file to
another, and change its file size
and compression.
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Type the name of the new file you want to create.
Click the drop-down arrow to select a file type, such as MP3 or WMA.
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Drag the compression slider to the left to increase compression but lower the
file size.
Click the drop-down arrow if you’d like to change the stereo settings.
Click Save.
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Sample Rate
Besides increasing compression,
another way to decrease the
file size is to use the drop-down
arrow to lower the sample rate.
Decreasing the sample rate
lowers the quality of the music,
however.
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Check It on the Portable
Device
To see how the song will play
with the compression settings
you chose, you should play it
on the destination device.
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Open the folder with the saved file.
Check the details to see its size and file type.
Double-click the file to play it on the computer and see how it sounds.
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Remember File Types
Remember that MP3 is great for
larger devices, and you can tag
the songs. Use WMA for
smaller devices (see the next
task). Check with the device
manufacturer to see which for-
mats it supports.
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