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E-mail Audio


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I am trying to email audio, but the file is too large.

Maybe I can make it smaller using Roxio like when I make my video smaller using e-mail selection in VideoWave.

I thought there would be one for Audio to do the same.

So I went to find it.

 

I went to HELP in Easy Media Creator 9 Home.

 

HELP said to email audio and change the size go to TOOLS and select E-mail

 

I went to TOOLS.

 

I cannot find E-Mail.

 

What are they talking about? What E-Mail Assistant?

 

Here are their instructions:

 

e-mailing

audio files

media files

photos

videos

 

Then when you read the following there is no mention of audio files. Why have audio files as selection in HELP, when it isn't listed in the instructions?

 

 

E-mailing media files

You can share your photos and other media files with friends and family by e-mail.

 

Using the E-mail Assistant, you can e-mail photos individually, either as an attachment or in the body of an HTML-formatted e-mail message (if your e-mail program supports HTML-formatted messages), or you can send your photos packaged in a slideshow.

 

To e-mail your files:

On the tool bar, click E-mail.

 

 

To add media files to be e-mailed, follow these steps:

Click Add Files.

The Add Files dialog box appears.

 

Browse to and select the files to be added.

Tip: To select more than one media file at a time, press and hold Ctrl while you select the files.

 

 

 

Click Add Files.

Select the e-mail program you want to use to send the files by choosing one of the following options:

Default e-mail client (Microsoft Outlook): E-mail the files using your default e-mail program. If you select this option, choose whether to send the e-mail in HTML format. If you choose this option, the photos appear in the body of the message, rather than as attached files.

Other (e.g. Yahoo, webmail): Save the files on your hard drive and e-mail them later using a web mail account.

 

If you are e-mailing photos, you can choose the format in which they will be sent. For example, you may want to convert a photo to best fit a particular screen size, or to reduce the size if you are e-mailing a large number of photos to someone with a dial-up connection.

Choose one of the following conversion options:

 

Convert photos to JPEG: Sends the photos in JPEG format. You can choose the size of the converted photos:

Small (640): Converts photos so that the largest dimension (height or width) is 640 pixels. The other dimension is sized to maintain the current proportions.

Medium (800): Converts photos so that the largest dimension is 800 pixels.

Large (1024): Converts photos so that the largest dimension is 1024 pixels.

Original size: Maintains the current size of photos.

Make a slideshow: Converts the photos to WMV format.

Just send the files with no conversion: Sends the photos without changing their file format and size.

Note: Photo conversion options are available only if you have selected photo files to e-mail.

 

The conversion does not affect your original files.

 

 

 

If you are e-mailing video files, you can optimize their quality by setting the conversion options.

In the Quality box, choose the desired resolution. The higher the resolution, the better the picture quality, but the larger the resulting file.

 

Note: Video conversion options are available only if you have selected video files to e-mail.

 

The conversion does not affect your original files.

 

 

 

Click OK.

If you chose to use your default e-mail program in Step 3, the conversion status indicator appears. When the conversion is complete, an e-mail message appears.

 

If you chose to use an e-mail program other than your default, the Pick the location for your e-mail files folder appears. Browse to the location in which you want to save the converted files, and click OK. The files are converted and copied to this folder. Use the e-mail program to attach the files to a message and send them.

 

 

Complete and send the message. For detailed instructions, refer to the documentation for your e-mail client.

 

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Someone please, get polly a cracker..

 

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I converted the wave (14.3 mb) file to an mp3 (1.79 mb). This is much smaller.

After adding it as a Background Sound and Send it in Windows Mail, I get a error:

 

One or more of the pictures in this message could not be found. When you send

this message these pictures will not be included. Are you sure you want to send

this message?

After saying yes and sending the message, and receiving it, there is no sound.

 

I do not think that background sound recognizes MP3.

 

Since I made it small enough for an attachment as well, I decided to send it as an

attachment and this way the person can play it as an attachment.

I tested it using myself and it worked.

 

So any time I want my friend to hear a song and it is too large as a WAVE I will

convert it to an MP3 and send it as an attachment, as long as it comes under

11 mb.

 

Until Windows Mail accepts MP3 as a Background sound, this is the way I will have to go.

 

Thanks for all your suggestions.

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I converted the wave (14.3 mb) file to an mp3 (1.79 mb). This is much smaller.

After adding it as a Background Sound and Send it in Windows Mail, I get a error:

 

One or more of the pictures in this message could not be found. When you send

this message these pictures will not be included. Are you sure you want to send

this message?

After saying yes and sending the message, and receiving it, there is no sound.

 

I do not think that background sound recognizes MP3.

 

Since I made it small enough for an attachment as well, I decided to send it as an

attachment and this way the person can play it as an attachment.

I tested it using myself and it worked.

 

So any time I want my friend to hear a song and it is too large as a WAVE I will

convert it to an MP3 and send it as an attachment, as long as it comes under

11 mb.

 

Until Windows Mail accepts MP3 as a Background sound, this is the way I will have to go.

 

Thanks for all your suggestions.

 

 

Supported file formats for Windows Mail:

 

Audio files .wav, .snd, .au, .aif, .aifc, .aiff

MIDI files .mid, .rmi, .midi

Real Media files .ra, .rm, .ram, .rmm

 

Note: To play the sound, the recipient must have one of the following:

• An e-mail program that can read a MHTML-formatted e-mail message.

• A plug-in for the sound format that you selected.

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883355

 

 

Edit: because wma isn't supported either

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Supported file formats for Windows Mail:

 

Audio files .wav, .snd, .au, .aif, .aifc, .aiff

MIDI files .mid, .rmi, .midi

Real Media files .ra, .rm, .ram, .rmm

 

Note: To play the sound, the recipient must have one of the following:

• An e-mail program that can read a MHTML-formatted e-mail message.

• A plug-in for the sound format that you selected.

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883355

 

 

Edit: because wma isn't supported either

 

I already used Sound Editor. It still came out too large to send as Background or Attachment.

 

I just thought that if Roxio had software to send email audio smaller, it would make life easier.

I will CHAT with them tomorrow and ask them why I cannot access email as per their instructions in HELP.

I will let you know what they answer.

 

Since I could not use Background because file was to large, I am doing the following::::

 

I converted the wave (14.3 mb) file to an mp3 (1.79 mb). This is much smaller.

After adding it as a Background Sound and Send it in Windows Mail, I get a error:

 

One or more of the pictures in this message could not be found. When you send

this message these pictures will not be included. Are you sure you want to send

this message?

After saying yes and sending the message, and receiving it, there is no sound.

 

I do not think that background sound recognizes MP3.

 

Since I made it small enough for an attachment as well, I decided to send it as an

attachment and this way the person can play it as an attachment.

I tested it using myself and it worked.

 

So any time I want my friend to hear a song and it is too large as a WAVE I will

convert it to an MP3 and send it as an attachment, as long as it comes under

11 mb.

 

Until Windows Mail accepts MP3 as a Background sound, this is the way I will have to go.

 

Thanks for all your suggestions.

 

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I can get to Email Assistant through Media Manager, but can't get an audio file to email from it. The option is there but grayed out in both 9 and 10.

 

You could try attach the file as you would any other file to an email through your email client, but like Paul said, you might want to cut it down in Sound Editor first, and then export it in a smaller format . (Open Sound Editor > Add Audio File > Export Current Clip. In the Export dialog box, try choosing one of the mp3 qualities in the format choice drop-down list and then, under the file path to Save To, notice it shows the file size it will be after export. I think if you keep that under 5 MB, you should be able to email it. Most email servers I think can handle that size file.) Save and then attach as you any other attachment in your email.

 

Maybe someone else will know how to get the Email Assistant to work.

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Why not use Roxio to convert the audio to a Mp3 128kbps. Open your email program and attach the Mp3. It still might be to large depending on the audio file and your ISP or email service!

 

My ISP provides mailbox size of 1GB per email address with 10 email address and a message size limit of 25MB, most are not anywhere near that large.

 

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My ISP, Cox, recently increased mailbox size to 2gb with max message size of 20MB.

Maximum Message Size: This is the largest email you can send, including attachments and encoding. Not all ISPs may accept messages of this size. Email messages larger than the currently available amount of space in your email box may be returned to sender as undeliverable.

It seems web mail is starting to allow larger messages but that's just recently started.

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My ISP, Cox, recently increased mailbox size to 2gb with max message size of 20MB.

Maximum Message Size: This is the largest email you can send, including attachments and encoding. Not all ISPs may accept messages of this size. Email messages larger than the currently available amount of space in your email box may be returned to sender as undeliverable.

It seems web mail is starting to allow larger messages but that's just recently started.

 

The above post is a very good illustration of the point raised in posts #6 and #11 (reprinted below).

 

Even if it can be sent, the recipient's ISP may not allow the large file to go through.

 

Logic? You need to read Post #6, and think about it a little. Your ISP may allow an e-mail of 25MB, but mine sure the hell doesn't. :blink::blink::blink::blink:
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