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Chapter 13. Adding Sound > Compressing Sounds

Compressing Sounds

The Shockwave Audio (SWA) format was originally developed as a way to compress sound cast members in Director movies. It reduces sound cast members to as little as one-twelfth of their original size, with minimal loss in sound quality (Figure 13.29).

Figure 13.29. Two music files displayed in Windows: a standard WAV file (above), and the same piece of music compressed in Shockwave Audio format (below). Note the significant difference in file sizes.



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