Download CD quality

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by jonath-k-wilson, Dec 12, 2002.

  1. jonath-k-wilson

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    What is everyones opinion on downloading music from the net?
    Once downloaded and burned onto a CD...Is the quality still there? Or is it lost?
    I think it looses some of the detail.
    Anybody else?
     
  2. Rich Malloy

    Rich Malloy Producer

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    If you download a .WAV file that's been carefully ripped with a good application like EAC ("exact audio copy"), then it should be every bit as good as the original source.

    However, by far, most of music that's downloaded from the net has been ripped at high speeds with chintzy applications and without care for eliminating errors. It is then coverted to lossy formats like MP3. These are definitely subpar and should be avoided if you care about sound quality.
     
  3. David Albrecht

    David Albrecht Stunt Coordinator

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    I agree with what Rich said.
    If you want to download cd quality music, your gonna need to find 'lossless' files rather than 'lossy' files. Shorten (SHN) is the only way to go right now in that regard. If you like the Grateful Dead or other jam bands... there are plenty of SHNs on to download at...
    http://www.gdlive.com/
    information about SHNs, SHN utilities and trading music...
    http://www.etree.org/
     
  4. Greg_Y

    Greg_Y Screenwriter

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  5. Rich Malloy

    Rich Malloy Producer

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    Speaking of, I've got some discs I've been meaning to mail out to you, Greg! I think I've got your address at home...
     

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