Apr 7 2010, 09:17 PM
After working on my game for what seems like an eternity, I was finally ready to share a demo with the world...until I realized how huge the file size was. The culprit, as the title suggests, is my MP3s. All songs used in the game are imported MP3s and the audio folder alone is a whopping 138MB! This is crazy. This is beyond crazy. I know no one wants to download such a huge file and I don't want to upload such a large one. The entire file size is 156MB and 138 of that is only my audio! Is there ANY way that anyone knows of to reduce the size of these files or how to convert their file type to one that is still supported by RPG Maker XP but takes up less space? Thanks in advance for any help and I'm sorry if this is posted in the wrong location.
Apr 7 2010, 09:30 PM
The only way I know to do that is to reduce the quality of the MP3.
You can use some reducers, like MP3Fitness, and even some Audio Editors like Audacity!
MP3Fitness being easier to use, but it's only a trial. Audacity is a tad bit more complicated, since you have to lower the bit rate. But the program is free!
Apr 7 2010, 09:32 PM
How much reduction in quality do those programs generally cause?
Apr 7 2010, 09:37 PM
Usually it's a user controlled amount, but as I said, Audacity is a bit harder...but there should be some advice online...
Apr 7 2010, 09:39 PM
I appreciate your help. I just hope I can figure out something because, as I said, with such a huge file that isn't even a complete game, it'll probably end up being completely ignored.>_<
Apr 7 2010, 09:46 PM
Anytime, and in case you want to give it a try, here's the link to MP3Fitness...http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/MP3F...load-26845.html
It's good, inexpensive, and when your trial runs out, it's only $14.95, compared to those hundred dollar ones, this is a steal!
Apr 7 2010, 10:05 PM
I reduced the MP3 sizes greatly using a program I found called "MP3 Quality Modifier" it was free and worked very well. I hear very little difference, if any, in overall quality. It ended up reducing my audio folder from the initial 138 down to 76! Thanks again for the suggestions! Is around 80MB still too big for most people to consider giving it a download, though...?
Apr 7 2010, 10:25 PM
Depends how long the demo is really. The shorter/larger File Size, the less likely, but if it's a longer demo, then File Size really shouldn't matter that much...
Apr 8 2010, 11:10 AM
Wow, thanks for the programme, Echiboo. I too, need software to reduce the size of my audio files. Mine was a whopping 102mb in size! ( For a 7 hour demo...) >< I'm going to download it now and see how it affects the size of my game.
Apr 8 2010, 11:32 AM
Windows Media Player should have tools that will allow you to re-render MP3's in lower quality.
Apr 9 2010, 08:38 AM
Man, I forgot about good 'ol Media Player. WMAs are far smaller than MP3s, so I'll just burn all my game tracks to a CD, and copy them again onto my PC encoded as wma format. Thanks for the tip, Abo.
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