SOUND If you happen to be running
on a slower internet link (below a 14.4 modem or through a secondary internet source,
such as Prodigy, AOL or Compuserve,) please think twice before clicking on sounds.
These files often hold 1-2M and can take 2-30 minutes to download! Take The Cave Dweller's sample, for example. If you click here, a piece of their song, "Steal Away," will be downloaded
to your machine. (It is over 1M and will take 5 - 30 minutes to download.)
If you go
to the trouble of downloading a sound clip, why not save it on your computer. Should
you care to listen to it again later, you won't have to sit through the download. (Please
remember, it isn't us that "takes so long" ... it is your link.)
To help minimize the file
size, sound clips are often re-recorded in mono.
The ability of your computer to
reproduce sound will also determine the sound quality.