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Subject: RE: FLASH: preferred sound compression in Flash 5?
From: Phillip Kerman
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 19:33:33 GMT

A--never use "stream" unless you have to.
B--never use "fast" unless you're testing, the final movie should always be
"best".
C--MP3 appears to be the best compromise of size/quality, but it's
subjective. (A lot of people, mistakenly think voice can suffer the
greatest compression without becoming unacceptable--but that's usually
oposite the truth.)
D--according to theory, 56kbps compresses sound will stream over 56K
modem... but you probably need to pad it a bit considering servers may not
keep up and there's other stuff coming down in your movie besides audio.
E--a preloader will solve most of this... and you can use Event sound.
F--finally, if you're going to have Flash do the compression you should
start with the HIGHEST quality .wav or .aif that you import into your .fla.

Some of this is covered in chapter 10 of my book, which happens to be
available as a free download:
http://www.teleport.com/~phillip/sty_flash/

Phillip

>
>
> What are the preferred sound compression settings for a narrative voice
> over in my Flash 5 movie?
>
> The default compression settings (16kbps MP3 fast) are terrible for
> narrative (voice skips and sounds like he's talking with a tunnel)... so
> I'm wondering what the best setting compromise would be for streaming over
> the web for people with 56k modems, while maintaining a good quality and
> low file size.
>
> opinions? thanks..
>
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