#1
aight, here's the problem. my computer stores about 56 GBs, and right now we only have 276 MBs left. i deleted a bunch of stuff, but the main thing causing this is my music . i only have 1096 songs, and it's taking up 20.44 GBs. i don't have an ipod, and our computer's too slow to burn CDs anymore because windows media player sucks, so i'm screwed at the moment. i need to know if there's any way to make the files take up less space. i thought of converting them all to .wav, but idk if that'd make the quality any worse at all. or if there's some other file type i could convert them to that would take up less space (they're mp3 right now). also, i doubt this would help, but does putting them in my library in windows media player make them take up any more space? i was j/w, even though i doubt it's possible for that to take up more space. anywho, help, por favor?
#3
you could put all your music files in a compressed folder but you wouldn't be able to use them at the same time
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#4
Buy an external hard drive?

They're pretty cheap, really.
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#5
yeah external hard drive is the way to go. ebay em
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Buy an external hard drive?

They're pretty cheap, really.


I got like 320 GB for 50-70 dollars.
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#7
external hard drive. or if your computer has a second hard drive port, buy another one and put it in your computer
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Buy an external hard drive?

They're pretty cheap, really.



Internal ones are cheaper....
And better...
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#9
make your current hard drive an external hard drive, then buy a new one for your computer.
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Buy an external hard drive?

They're pretty cheap, really.


Definitely the way to go.

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I got like 320 GB for 50-70 dollars.

Wow. You shame my $100, 160 GB drive...

You make me feel inadequate, Kensai
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#12
A .wav is much larger than an .mp3.

And you don't have to use Media Player to burn songs to a CD. Actually, you're better off not using Media Player for anything, since it sucks balls.

Use Nero and burn them to CDs.

srsly.
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#13
Yes, external hard drive. I can almost guarantee with that little free space left, your computer isn't capable of converting an audio file. It probably wouldn't even save you enough space to be worth it either.
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#14
20gig for 1000 songs? Jeez, you bit rate whore.

I have nearly 6000 songs and they take up 20gig. Try converting your songs to a lower bit rate.
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I got like 320 GB for 50-70 dollars.

where'd you get that? i was at walmart and 1 GB was $99.
#16
Have you defragged it?

You also might want to try deleting things..................
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20gig for 1000 songs? Jeez, you bit rate whore.

I have nearly 6000 songs and they take up 20gig. Try converting your songs to a lower bit rate.

i always thought that made the quality of the songs not as good. idk, i'm a n00b.
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Wow. You shame my $100, 160 GB drive...

You make me feel inadequate, Kensai


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where'd you get that? i was at walmart and 1 GB was $99.


I was just walking down the street when this man, who breathed heavily and quickly, offered me to buy it. I couldn't say no to that price!

Srsly I don't know, my dad found it somehow =/

(oh wait, 1 GB for $99? Talk about overprice! )
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i always thought that made the quality of the songs not as good. idk, i'm a n00b.

Well yeah, it does. depending on your speakers, they may be very little difference in quality. Personally, I can hear very little difference between, say, 256 and 192kbps, yet the file size difference is quite significant.
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Had you been japanese, you would've comitted hara-kiri by now!


You'd like that, wouldn't you?



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i saw a 300 gb external for $100 at Target
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You'd like that, wouldn't you?



Does anyone think that a butter knife would work equally well as a substitute for a sword in respects to ritual suicide?

BECAUSE THAT'S HOW FAR KENSAI'S PUSHED ME.


I don't see how using a butterknife would make it a ritual suicide

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#24
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Buy an external hard drive?

They're pretty cheap, really.



I did this, and it's worked wonders; I can now use my PC for games and whatnot; and I have a USB external drive I hook up and play my music on(a whole 160 gigs just for music).

My brother and I found out that generally, when a computer gets lower than 10 gigs free, it starts to run really slow(well, with our computers anyways).

External drive is the way to go though; if you catch a good sale at an electronic store you can get one for dirt cheap.
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#26
Converting them to .wav would increase the sizes of the files exponentially... I really wouldn't recommend it.
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