Wed Apr 11 2012 21:44:09 EDT from zooer
rethink your statement.
recoding always is a loss of quality. whether or not the new format might be capable of better quality.
a song using MP3 and FLAC and compare it yourself.
Apr 13 2012 11:08pm from kinetix @uncnsrd
SpellBinder: Nah, never ever re-encode from a lossy format. I don't
care if it was encoded CBR at 512kbit. It's called 'lossy' for a
reason. You could do it, if you don't care about the quality of the
audio... but some of us will hear the artifacts without a doubt.
That's funny. With the exception of zooer who recanted, everybody misunderstood me in one way or another.
I meant pretty much what I said.
I have CDs filled with mp3s, (none of which by the way were sampled from my own CDs) so I did no converting to mp3, I did no sampling of CDs, I did no converting FROM mp3 to anything else.
All I did was take a whole lotta CDs with an iso9660 filesystem of mp3s and copy them to a hard drive. When they're all there, I'm going to reburn those same mp3s to DVDs so I'll need less of them.
As for "care about the quality" I have had a lucky life.
I listen to music in my car and in a room with a few loud computer fans. I never am anywhere quiet enough to really appreciate quality of sound coming from a lossy compression scheme.
The vast majority of the time I can't even hear the radio over the wind noise in my car because I always have the windows open somewhat.
I used to have a stereo that could play crystal clear over the wind noise it was so loud, but I'm too old and it's too loud and I want to save what hearing I have left.
so crappy quality is fine by me.
And in fact there are plenty of cases where a slowed down song or an oversaturated tape actually made the song more enjoyable to listen to.
Analog media have/had the benefit of more enjoyable errors! A tape slowly degrading is something you only really notice when it is far too late, a CD degrades digitally. Either it sounds good or is annoying as hell.
Same has to be said about CRT vs modern video displays. My old CRT TV which we had to replace because we got some big lcd had a really brilliant display, DVDs looked astonishing, even DVB-S looked really good across all channels. The new TV is a perfect noise amplifier, budget DVDs look butt ugly, even my special edition of Baraka looks crappy. Same with DVB-S, only some TV stations really look proper. Contrast or color hue differences are far more visible :(
Now I need to upgrade DVD to BD and the sat receiver to something with hdmi out, too...
I also had to buy a compenent cable for the Wii because rgb via scart isnt progressive, although it could be, technically. Damn you americans with your crappy YUV stuff!!!!
I inherited a bunch of high-end consumer-grade audio gear made in the early- to mid-1980's from my wife's aunt. I haven't really been able to enjoy the equipment until recently, and it still needs some work, but I can definitely understand the concept of high-fidelity with this stuff!
I put in Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" album--remastered CD--and I literally heard things in the production that I had never heard before. The ability of the stereo system at reproducing sound is amazing.
Then I decided to listen to one of the Queen's Greatist Hits CDs I have.
I love Queen's music, and I'm sure they had good sound engineers when all their studio tracks were recorded, but the music had nowhere near the stereo imaging and presence that the remastered "Wish You Were Here" had. It left me a little disappointed.
Then it hit me. I had read comments from audiophiles before about how high-end equipment had changed their musical tastes. Not so much in terms of genre, but in terms of being more discriminating. I wouldn't consider my stereo gear to be high-end by today's standards, but its ability to reproduce sounds works just as well for mediocre recordings as it does for good recordings.
Guess I'll have to start looking for remastered tracks of Queen, too!
Animals on. Despite a lot of pops and noise I could hear the depth in the music again that the CD didn't contain. To
this day people argue with me about how much better CD quality is, I disagree.
yea, watching analogue satelite TV on my 42" full HD screen was so painfull that I did it just once and then used DVB-T *flicker* *BZZZT*
thank god meanwhile DVB-S is working, and I've bought a dreambox 800hdse which does a descent job.
maybe you can even hook up an USB-DVD drive to it, since its quiet hackeable for your DVDs? ;-)
HD TV is realy enjoyeable. Though sometimes with real old movies the TV stations fuck up the scaling seriously, and its better to watch the lowres versions, and make the local gear do the upscaling.
Subject: Re: Samson Meteor Mic demo
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Subject: Audio Video support in Citadel
can anyone guide me if Citadel support A/V server (and which one?website ref...)howto setup?some weblinks and Docs if possible.
Subject: Re: Audio Video support in Citadel
you probably mean the citadel commandline client?