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upload different size than original?
Apr 21 2004
17:53
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I just uploaded Blackbird by the Beatles. My mp3 is 4.81 mb. After the upload, the file size in the register area showed to be just over 5 mb. Whats up with that?? I try to keep files within the designated limit or smaller. I encode according to need. If I need louder vocal I encode a little smaller and vice versa. Easier than remixing a dozen times.

Apr 21 2004
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My Winows explorer always gives two sizes for a file. The first, and lower value, is the actual file size, the second, usually larger value, is the space the file takes up on the disk. This may not be the same, depending on how efficiently the system has been at storing the file. Files often get spread araound a bit on a disk and physically take up more space than they ought to. On the other hand, your file is stored on the web server now, and may well take up a different amount of space as this would be stored under a different operating system – usually Unix.
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Apr 26 2004
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the file size descrepency might be because a KB is not 1000 bytes it is actually 1024 bytes. And a MB is not 1000 KB it is actually 1024 KB… follow? its all to do with the way computers deal with numbers.

That might explain why your file is below 5MB in size but is still above 5,000,000 bytes big?

by the way, if everyone feels that 5MB is too small for the size restriction, I can increase it.

[i:2pa8ppgm](The reason it is set at 5MB is because the more big files there are, the more webspace the site uses, making it harder to do backups etc. also the more internet bandwidth the site will consume (both costing me more if it goes over a theshold) also, if the files are too big it takes longer for people to download them, especially people with slow connections. I feel that 5MB is a very respectable size for an mp3)[/i:2pa8ppgm]

Apr 26 2004
23:03
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5 MB is enough. I will try in the future to allow for the extra bites per k etc. I’m doing a bit more complicated files now, hence larger files but I can always compress them a bit more. Thanks

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