How to send large sound files by email?
Thread poster: FranH (X)

FranH (X)
French to English
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Mar 17, 2002

I\'m translating/transcribing some interviews for TV. It would be a great help if I could send/receive large sound files (.wav or the Olympus digital recording format) by email.

Most grateful for any hints on how to do this.


Félix Saiz  Identity Verified
English to Spanish
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Handling large files Mar 18, 2002

Hi Fran,

This is how I use to handle large files:

Less than 2Mb: most e-mail accounts support it. Ask your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and your clients about the max. size of your/their mailbox.

2Mb-15Mb: FTP. If you or your clients have an Internet connection, most probably you/they will have a free space provided by your/their ISP (Internet Service Provider). This space is normally (at least here in Spain) 15 Mb.

More than 15 Mb: Instant Messaging. Try Yahoo! Messenger. It\'s an instant messaging program that (more or less) establishes a peer-to-peer connection. With this program you can transfer BIG files between computers. I have transferred files as large as 250 Mb with this program.

Of course, this is assuming you have a high-speed connection to the Internet (at least ISDN; DSL or cable even better).

Hope this helps. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need more details.

Best regards,

Félix Saiz


Teresa Duran-Sanchez  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:31
German to Spanish
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You can upload them at Mar 18, 2002

Hi Fran!

Last week I discovered a web site where you can upload your files and send them to your clients. It\'s and there are different options, the cheapest one being $10 for three months subscription and up to 50MB capacity. I\'m not too sure about how it copes with sound files but I think it might be worth having a look.

I hope it helps!

Good luck!



Local time: 17:31
English to Spanish
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File Splitter Mar 18, 2002

There is a program called File Splitter that allows you split a large file, even a zip one, into the number of files or Mb that you need. I have used it and it works very well and it\'s quite easy to join all the parts. Maybe you can find it in some of the Internet engines, try Google. Good luck!


Local time: 17:31
French to German
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Carracho Mar 18, 2002

You can download \"Carracho\" - have a look with Google. With this software you will share the file while sending.

A good music-software for downloads : limewire.



PAS  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:31
English to Polish
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convert to MP3 Mar 18, 2002

You can try converting the file to MP3 format using any of a huge number of rippers. The standard \"exchange rate\" is 10 MB wav = 1 MB mp3.

If you convert to lower quality sound, such as real audio, you can get even 20:1 reduction of size.

This, of course, assumes that the client accepts this (change of format, inherent loss of quality).

I also assume that your main problem is the speed of your connection and the size of your mailbox.


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