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Lesson 13 Sound file size calculation

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First, learners will recap their understanding of how sound is interpreted digitally. They will then learn how to calculate the file size of a sound file through demonstrations and examples. Finally, they will discover how sample rate, duration, and bit depth affect the quality of the sound recorded.

Learning objectives

  • Calculate file size requirements of sound files
  • Describe the effect of sample rate, duration, and sample resolution on the playback quality and the size of a sound file
  • Give examples of metadata applied to sound files

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