How to Compress Audio Files

There are several reasons why you may want to compress your audio files: the compressed audio files come with a smaller size, which can save space on your computer or whatever device you are saving them to. It is also perfect for web use as it would be easier to stream the files online. If you wish to send them to another person, this can be easily done by attaching it on an e-mail.

To help you compress audio files, you need audio compressor like Wondershare Video Converter . It's not only a video converter, but also an easy-to-use audio converter and compressor. Follow the detailed guide below to learn how to compress audio files with it. You can download it first:

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1 Add audio files to this audio compressor

After running Wondershare Video, click the Add Files button on the main interface to import the audio files you want to compress. You can also drag and drop video file directly to the primary window.

2 Choose different compression methods

Here're mainly two different methods to compress your audio files:

Method 1: Compress them into different formats depending on your preference

MP3 is the best choice as this is the standard audio format supported by most media players and devices. Another compression format that you can use is WMA. It has lower bitrates, which is good for online streaming. Wondershare Video Converter can help you easily convert your audio files to the formats you like. To do this, just click the format picture on the right side and then go to Format > Audio to choose the output format.

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Method 2: Vary audio settings

If you want to keep the original audio format, you can just adjust the audio settings such as bit rate, channels and sample rate. Generally, the lower the settings, the smaller the file size will be. To lower the audio settings, just click the Settings icon (it's at the bottom right of the primary window) and go to the Small Size tab. Then the program will automatically reduce the size of your audio file. Alternatively, you can go to the other tabs to manually change the audio settings according to your needs. 

After changing the settings of your audio files, click OK and you'll return to the primary window. Here you can click the Play icon to preview the output result.

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3 Start to compress your audio files

The final thing is to click the Convert button to start compressing your audio files. You'll get the compressed audio after a while.

Here is the brief video tutorial.

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