thanks for responding so quick. i converted all my .mp3 files to .wma.
though it did compress them quite nicely (most .mp3 files were about 5,000,000 - 7,000,000 bytes and .wma compressed them to about 100,000 bytes). but, the sound quality is awful now. is this what i’m sacrificing by compressing them?
what i’m trying to do is put songs on my website that people can listen to, and people with slow modems can listen to them too without having to download a heavy .mp3 file (that can sometimes take 45 minutes or more to download). that’s why i was so gung-ho about converting them to .asf (but i guess that is no longer possible with the new windows media encoder - but i’ll take a closer look because i just saw an option to ‘generate stream format’ on the new encoder…even though when i did it the file was empty when i finished).
do you have any ideas?
by the way, i do a lot of surfing…for work and for pleasure and it is rare that i find a site where i’ll post anything in a forum. but your site is real nice, so i give you big props for that. i’m learning flash now as well and use your site as my only resource. keep up the great work…