I have a question regarding sound quality - its a question about whether I should choose betwteen two strategies where the purpose is to preserver good sound quality at the one hand - and to reduce memory occupation of the soundfile on the other.
Until now I have converted the actual sound-file from wave-format to a mp3-format. And the sampling-rate is 44000 HZ.
This is one way - and I certainly loose some quality when making this conversion.
The other way I have been thinking of lately is to NOT compress - instead of compressing the wave-file to mp3 I lower the samplingrate to 22000 HZ and in that keep "good quality" and at the same time reduce the size a lot.
Is it a drawback with this strategy? Which strategy is the best?
The soundfiles is used to an app I am developing in android. The soundfiles is phrases - a man and a womans voice - no longer than 2-5 seconds.
thanks in advance!!!!