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Old 04-24-2008, 03:28 PM   #1
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128kbps is bad quality, why do people use it?

seriously.


 
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Old 04-24-2008, 03:47 PM   #2
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Let's see. You want to commit intentional copyright infringement, and you are PO'd because your friends didn't do it good enough? I guess you get what you pay for.

I'm not trying to preach here, but I am chuckling a bit.


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Old 04-24-2008, 04:00 PM   #3
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oh I know, but still it's like an etiquette of music... don't make it ****ty.

 
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:06 PM   #4
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The death of musical nuance was the invention of discrete recording formats. Everything today is just too damned clean, and I am not talking about the hiss and pop you get from scratched vinyl. It's nice for movies though.
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:30 PM   #5
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I used to encode at 128kbs. I could not tell the diffrence, then Itunes imported at 256 so I just left it there.

 
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:53 PM   #6
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Gah, so i stole this car the other day and the damn thing has messed alignment. Now everytime i drive it i have to keep the steering wheel cocked to the side!
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:21 PM   #7
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Who the hell encodes something 128kbps? It's worthless quality.

IMHO it just goes to show you the further commoditization of music....

 
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:28 PM   #8
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I've found the 128kbps aac encoding to be fine for me- a little better than straight mp3. It's a compromise I don't mind making, as I can fit more of my music on my iPod at any given time. I have a good ear, and am a musician, but am not an audiophile. I can tell the difference, especially on good headphones, but very rarely am conscious of it, as I focus in on the musical content and not the fidelity once I get it to sound ok. I'm not questioning your opinion, but just saying that it's not a big deal to some of us who really do appreciate music in a serious way.
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:30 PM   #9
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Quote:
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IMHO it just goes to show you the further commoditization of music....
Isn't anything other than a free live performance commodification? If so, what's wrong with people choosing the format they like best?
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:35 PM   #10
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I've found the 128kbps aac encoding to be fine for me- a little better than straight mp3. It's a compromise I don't mind making, as I can fit more of my music on my iPod at any given time. I have a good ear, and am a musician, but am not an audiophile. I can tell the difference, especially on good headphones, but very rarely am conscious of it, as I focus in on the musical content and not the fidelity once I get it to sound ok. I'm not questioning your opinion, but just saying that it's not a big deal to some of us who really do appreciate music in a serious way.
you can get used to the 128, but then throw in a 320 track and you will hear a difference. It'll be so much clearer, like your actually listening to them rather than through a tin can. The same works vice vera, 320 or flac to 128 and wow, suddenly I though I had earmuffs on.

also please no ethics on the stealing music thing. You keeps yours and I'll do the same.

 
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