No technical reason, but being cognizant of the story progression will help balance the time out - ideally the first half of the movie makes up the first half of the audio, not 2/3 or 1/3.
The audio time might not work out like that. Some areas will be cut more than others. There is a ton of stuff I will end up cutting from the jungle chase. Long action sequences without a bunch of dialogue will be chopped a bit, while heavy dialogue scenes will remain for story purposes. That's how I think it should be done.
Presumably it can be listened to at 128kbps/Mono MP3 without sounding terrible. How big is the file?
I hope Moedred can weigh in here...
What's the running time at now?
I was referring more to how to share it (post it) for DL. I will leave it stereo at 320kbps. Anything at 128kbps sounds poor compared to the original file. If the majority wants a 128kbps file I can shrink it for the masses and keep my copy at 320kbps. Right now the file is at 1 hr and 31 min. I just finished with 3 times it drops. With the music track running, cutting it has been a challenge without it sounding sloppy. I will be content with getting the time down to 1 hr and 15 min. but plan to exceed that if possible. Like I said, I will go through it again when finished and trim it up some more. The second run through will be after the "Marathon" on the 15th. Not trying to get too burnt on the film before going to see it. The file size is 1,000.8 MB but it is in WAV format right now for editing purposes so the file is enormous.
Found the 1982 nominees. The Grammy site not having this info lends to the confusion.
Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama Recording
*Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Movie on Record - actual dialogue, music and sound effects
Charles Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby - Roger Rees
Foundation's Edge - Isaac Asimov
No Man's Land - John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson
2010: Odyssey Two - Arthur C. Clarke