Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 23:34:03 -0700


Subject: Re: Hello

On Thu, 5 Oct 1995 17:53, "Cynthia L. Moore" writes:

Eric, be sure to check SCI.LANG. They frequently discuss dialects and

pronounciations. At one point, someone posted a "WAVE," which evidently

enabled some of the participants to actually hear a pronounciation of another

participant. ...

More precisely, a ".wav". That would be my recommendation to Eric,

as well. wav files are a PC audio format; they are relatively

compact, and extremely widespread. Using wav files will probably

allow the greatest number of your visitors to use the files directly;

those of us who use other formats are as likely to be able to convert

from wav as from any other format. You might want to provide pointers

to conversion utilities -- it'll sure take less disk space than

redundant copies of sound files in multiple formats.

(This might be an appropriate place for me to put a plug in for 'sox',

a wonderful audio conversion program for Unix (at least), available in

all the usual places, for one.)


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