I have 80 some odd episodes of a podcast I record every other week. I tend to do a lot of post work on these show and sometimes like to go back and grab elements from older episodes, so I make sure to save an archive of every show we do once the edit is final
I’m noticing my archives take up a TON of space on my storage drive. I have some episodes that are about an hour that, when I save the project file with its associated data and try to move that to the other drive, sometimes I am moving gigs worth of files over.
I’m not sure if it is possible or if this is even how it works, but are there files contained in the data of undo data or things i may not need when the project is done that can be erased. I want to maintain the whole file as is, with all its tracks as they were so I can grab and edit as needed? Saving a compressed file will get me an OGG audio and a .AUP file, but when I go to open it I have to wait for it to unpack.
When you save compressed is it getting rid of any potential “junk”, or is there anyway to basically perform a project clean up to lighten the size of things?