Publishing [talk] audio files

I need to prepare some talk audio files for publishing and downloading
through Freeway.

I’m planning on using the “audio.js” action. The nice thing about this
action is the user can use the
|> [start] and || [stop] audio buttons to control the playback.

I’d just like to know:
o if the “audio.js” action is the best, or what other actions might be
better?
o what file format is the most platform agnostic .mp3 .wav etc?
o and the most efficient play & download with the smallest hit and
storage efficiency,
o that then leads to how much compression you can get away with?

TIA


Best wishes Peter

Peter Tucker • Oxford, UK • email@hidden


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WAV plays everywhere, but it’s not very compressible. MP3 is the most compressible, and with the proper (speech) compression settings, can suck most of the air out of your file with very little discernible quality loss. MP3 will require you to get a Flash shim to play on Firefox, but it will play on IE 9+ and any WebKit (Safari or Chrome).

Walter

On Oct 16, 2014, at 12:11 PM, Peter Tucker email@hidden wrote:

I need to prepare some talk audio files for publishing and downloading through Freeway.

I’m planning on using the “audio.js” action. The nice thing about this action is the user can use the
|> [start] and || [stop] audio buttons to control the playback.

I’d just like to know:
o if the “audio.js” action is the best, or what other actions might be better?
o what file format is the most platform agnostic .mp3 .wav etc?
o and the most efficient play & download with the smallest hit and storage efficiency,
o that then leads to how much compression you can get away with?

TIA


Best wishes Peter

Peter Tucker • Oxford, UK • email@hidden


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