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    So everyone knows that you have a 100 MB limit on mixcloud. however when i get finished recording, my file is always about 400MB, for about a 40-45 minute mix. So how do I compress that file so I can get that mix on mixcloud?

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    Convert it to an .mp3 with a free converter such as LAME.
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    I use an application called xACT for OS X to do audio conversions and compressions.

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    You can just do this in iTunes, google a little for it, i did it the other day...

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    reencode to 128 that should give you heaps of headroom
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester.NZ View Post
    reencode to 128 that should give you heaps of headroom
    This, They only stream at 128 so there's no use in doing anything higher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retrow View Post
    You can just do this in iTunes, google a little for it, i did it the other day...
    I find this to be the easiest way.
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    Convert it to mp3 in itunes: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1550

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    Change your mp3 encoding settings in iTunes, and convert the mix file to mp3. To reduce the mix file size down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
    This, They only stream at 128 so there's no use in doing anything higher.
    I usually always upload my mix in 320kbps quality, and the one time where it was a 2hr mix I uploaded it as 128kbps, and I could clearly hear a distinct difference between the two. Maybe they do stream at 128kbps, but I think the better the quality input the better the stream sounds, from my experience. I also find that if you have a bigger file that's uploaded, when you stream, it takes noticeably longer to load the whole song (it plays even as it's loading though so no worries.)
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