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  • Rasydye
    Posts: 59
    Joined: Sep 1st, 2007, 07:13
    compressed file is still too large
    hello. i'm going to send some big files through email. i right clicked the file and shose "make archive" from the menu. the file was compressed fine and a new one with extention .zip" was created. but when i opened the info of the new file, i found the size of this new created one was only reduced from the original of 48m to 47m. there is no much difference and i still can't send it. could anyone let me know what was wrong and any solution? many thanks!! regards,
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  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: compressed file is still too large
    Hi cx, what format is the original audio file? If it is mp3 - then compressing it won't make any difference because an mp3 is already compressed! Some file types or info file types don't get much smaller when compressing them. I think the problem lies in the fact that you are trying to send a large file by email. You don't mention who your email account provider is (yahoo/hotmail/gmail/@me.com). Some email accounts have a limit on the size of file you can send. It's normally in the region of 10-15mb. You will need to find other ways to transfer it. Many people use their iDisk if they have mobileme. Alternatively you can upload the file to a website if you have it or to a file sharing service like: sendpace.com or yousendit.com Cheers Rounik
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  • Cajypiu
    Posts: 400
    Joined: Oct 11th, 2006, 09:48
    Re: compressed file is still too large
    Hi Guys, and somewhere like sendit do have free accounts, but they will limit you to 100mb when sending anything I think it is. Cheers, John
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  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: compressed file is still too large
    yes, good point, both have free accounts. In case anyone is interested, [url]http://sendspace.com/[/url] allows upto 300mb per file. Cheers Rounik
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  • Rasydye
    Posts: 59
    Joined: Sep 1st, 2007, 07:13
    Re: compressed file is still too large
    great, i will try. thanks to all of you! best regards,
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