January 30, 2019
Saaay. I Have a Tech Question
Say you have a .wav file.
Say it is not capturing the sounds of a conversation between two bats reviewing a performance of the Moscow Philharmonic doing a fusion mash-up performance of Chinese opera and baroque classical.
Say instead its just something of lower bandwidth and complexity, like industrial or dance.
Say its run time is an hour and a half long.
Would there be any non-worrisome reason that, say,1.58 gigabytes would be a reasonable size for that file?
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at
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Well, a 60-minute audio CD would produce an uncompressed WAV file around 600 megabytes in size, so that sounds a bit large.
Posted by: J Greely at Wed Jan 30 22:53:43 2019 (tgyIO)
According to my calculations, 1 hour 30 minues of 16-bit dual channel samples (4 bytes) at 48 kHz take 1036800000 bytes, or basically a gigabyte. It's still a bit short of 1.58 G.
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Wed Jan 30 23:17:26 2019 (LZ7Bg)
Well its 32-bit .wav so that's not nearly as far off as I'd feared.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Wed Jan 30 23:47:53 2019 (gxCG3)
That is within range for a .wav file, given the details you have provided.
Posted by: Ben at Thu Jan 31 11:06:47 2019 (osxtX)
.wav, the uncompressed .bmp of audio....
Posted by: Mauser at Sun Feb 3 13:59:26 2019 (Ix1l6)
Expanding .wav to 32 bits is a nice touch. Everyone has infinite storage and works as a professional audio engineer, right?
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sun Feb 3 19:25:55 2019 (PiXy!)
I have Japanese DVDs that are recorded with PCM audio. But 32 bits, that's taking it too far.
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Wed Feb 6 20:39:52 2019 (LZ7Bg)
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