zipping files???

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by brintonwhite, Jan 20, 2003.

  1. brintonwhite

    brintonwhite Guest

    I am very new to computers and wondered if anyone could tell me how to zip an mp3 piece of music so it can be emailed to someone without it taking an hour to download. A step by step method of what to do would be very much appreciated.

    Thank you
  2. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

    L'Ile Perrot Quebec
    You need either win zip or win rar and if you had either installed all you need to do is right click on the mp3 and send to zip file or send to rar there is even a zip and mail option in winzip

  3. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

    London, UK
    The best utilities for zipping files are

    Winzip @


    PowerArchiver @

    The latter is my fave.

    Its all very simple from there, just open up either program and then drag and drop your file into it. It'll ask you to give the file a name and location on your PC and thats that.

    PS I dont think you'll get much of a compression on a single mp3.

    Best thing to do is get hold of Nero and the MP3Pro can then create MP3s of the same audio quality but HALF the size!!....then that can be get my point!
  4. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

    United Kingdom
    MP3s dont compress very easily as they are already compressed, the best thing would be to get WinRAR and then create a bunch of volumes each about 512kb each, or 1 meg each something like that. Though the person you are sending the MP3 to will need WinRAR as well