[LINK] all the music in the world

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Tue Jun 2 12:26:46 EST 2009

Stilgherrian wrote:
> On 02/06/2009, at 8:21 AM, Ivan Trundle wrote:
>> On 02/06/2009, at 5:24 AM, Kim Holburn wrote:
>>>> Let us also say that a CD can generally be represented as a 100MiB
>>>> MP3 file at an acceptable bit rate.
>> Not for me it isn't. Well, unless I actually wish to LISTEN to the
>> music, that is.
> So, Mr Fussypants (or is that "Fussyears"?), that adds maybe 18 to 36  
> months to the estimate. Given the fuzziness in the other numbers in  
> the calculation, that's well within the margin of error.
> Is there actually anyone in Link young enough to still have hearing  
> above 15kHz anyway? ;)
> Stil

Funnily enough ... my ears are crap and I know it. Rock and roll, the cicadas of
tinnitus, and so on.

But the artefacts of MP3, esp at lower bitrates, are not just in 'lost
frequencies above [arbitrary number]'. They're in odd interactions in
frequencies well within my limited range.

(Mind you ... I also remember at least one producer whose rule was to make
everyone listen to the finished product through four-inch speakers, so that
they'd understand what it was likely to sound like in the car and in the kitchen.)



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