Audio File Size Calculator

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Calculate the uncompressed file size, in bytes, required for a variety of digital audio file size output configurations. The file size is the product of the bits divided by 8, sample rate, and time, and is doubled for stereo.

Contributed by: Benjamin Robert Tubb (April 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



Snapshot 1: the least amount required, although even slower sampling rates and smaller bit rates can be used in practice

Snapshot 2: the most amount of data required

Snapshot 3: a typical requirement for a CD-quality song of three minutes duration

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