Difference in size of files (in kb)

• May 18, 2019 - 13:38

just curious

Why would a song for piano and mezzo of 2 1/2 minutes length be 111 kb file when others longer are half the size and a score for 6 players of over 9 minutes be only 56 kb?


In general, I wouldn't expect duration of playback to be a reliable indicator of anything. Number of notes (and other elements) is. So, a one minute piece that consists of 15 whole notes at 60 beats per minute is going to be a much smaller file than one that consists of 360 eighth notes at 180 beats per minute. Also, lyrics need space, so you all other markings like aritculations etc.

In reply to by penne vodka

If this doesn't make sense for the scores you are looking at then post them. There was at one time a strange bug where some scores kept growing every time they were saved, but I haven't seen anything about it in months (maybe last year). I also don't remember a fix specifically being written.

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