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Maximum Capacity for Announcement .wav files?


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I have four announcements.  I cannot add a new wav in Composer HE file for a fifth announcement because Composer HE complains that I am already using 9,000,000 bytes out of the maximum 10,000,000.  Is this a hard limit?  It is very restrictive given that I can only use .wav files (which are generally big files due to lack of compression).  Is there a way to increase the capacity?

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I ran into that SAME issue...... which has caused me to crack open one of my HC800's in order to expand the HHD space and upgrade the RAM. I don't have the cards yet as they will be in next week. But I posted photos on pushing the limits under upgrade. I'll fill you in to how it goes.... unless you just want to look on there pfissure.

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pretty sure it is not an internal storage capacity issue, the old media controllers had a 80 GB hard drive and hc1000's had a 500 GB hard drive, all have the same announcement limit, i believe it is a control4 limit for some bizarre reason that they have always had since as long as i can remember. 

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try using a program like audacity and export your announcement with a lower bitrate and sample rate and mono to decrease the file size, a loss-less stereo hifi file is not necessary for an announcement, uses up too much space as you are finding.

or if you are using a text to speech program to generate your announcements some of them will allow you to lower these parameters in the settings.

 

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