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Old 08-28-2009, 12:44 PM
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How can I see how many bytes a file is taking up? Is there something in the browser that will tell me?
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:27 PM
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Isn't this only important when you're loading up file?
In that case, you can check within windows by right clicking on the file.
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:49 PM
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I want to record something off the radio. I'm nearly out of space. What files would free up the most space if I delete them?
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:17 PM
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Hunt and peck. Lossless is gonna be more, so are files that are longer than others. Video more than audio. I know it's rather relativistic to say that but I'm pretty sure that I haven't seen an mp3 player that does show the MB size of a file. Hmmm...maybe an Archos but definitely not my S9.
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:25 PM
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So, uh, I'm guessing the answer is no, the S9 is not able to tell you the size of the files it's storing.

Every week I find another simple thing the S9 just can't do.
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Every week I find another simple thing the S9 just can't do.
It can't brew a fresh pot of coffee, either.

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Old 08-28-2009, 08:34 PM
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Need space? Delete movies first. Need more space? Delete WAVs. Need more space? You should have gotten a 32gb S9.
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:46 PM
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I do have a 32GB S9. Obviously I should delete the biggest movie. I wonder which one that is. I guess deleting it is the only way to find out. The S9 will tell me which audio codec it uses but not how many bytes it's taking up.
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Old 08-29-2009, 05:19 AM
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creative zen I think would do that, but look for highest bitrate/samplerate and duration.
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:43 AM
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I want to record something off the radio. I'm nearly out of space. What files would free up the most space if I delete them?
I see now, you need a quick decision on what to delete.
You could look on the tags for a hint. The higher the bit rate and
length of song, the larger the file. I don't think there is a batch
process that would identify these for you. The only way I know
how to do this is file by file in the "now playing" view within the
music app.

I doubt this gets you where you want to be, but, at least you
can make some kind of informed decision. I'm guessing your
goal is to delete the minimum amount files while deleting the
most space so you don't have to replace later any more files
than you have too.

The others are right, video first, then higher bitrate music files
would be my suggestion.

Has anyone asked Claw, if this is an option that could be toggled
into the tags viewer "behind" the album shot? Not sure that
file size is actually stored in the tag. Probably in some files, not
in others. It would be useless to put it there, since normally you
can get this information without a tag viewer. Still, maybe a
widget could be created. I'm not a flash programmer, so, I have
little knowledge on what the possibilities are.
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