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Want to post a lecture recorded in MP3 format

The mp3 file is too large - what can I do

     
6:44 pm on Sep 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have recorded a lecture on a Digital Voice Recorder that has given me a WMA file when downloaded onto my computer. I have software that can convert it to an MP3 or WAV file so I converted to MP3 since it is to be posted to our website and I thought that would take up less space. The file is still extremely large (the lecture was 40 minutes) and the hosting company says I have exceeded the space allowance due to this. Is there any way to either make the MP3 file smaller, or would the WMA be better all around?
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6:47 pm on Sept 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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If you aren't worried about it "being out there" you can upload it to a free media host then link to that.

Something like Photobucket or flikr