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Subject: Re: Question about CD-Quality and MP3

Re: Question about CD-Quality and MP3

From: George Michaelson <ggm_at_apnic.net>
Date: 2006-02-02

what this thread emphasises for me, is that we are all CD consumers of
*multiple* copies of our legally bought music-data, and that we should
make damn sure the regulatory regime recognizes a fair-use right to
re-encode this stuff *MORE THAN ONCE* in formats which we need:

        a high-bitrate copy to burn to data CD as a high-end version
        held on a hard-drive audio centre at home or used in a car
        with an MP3 CD player

        a lower-bitrate copy for a smaller device, to maximise the
        amount of music you can carry in one unit

        a bit-for-bit copy for backup purposes.

This is topical right now, because down here in OZ the copyright agency
is considering submissions to change the regulatory regime, as are
others. The influence of the US rules on this worldwide is a pernicous
cancer, and the RIAA would happily see us pay multiple times for each
copy, and probably pay per listen to boot!

OT: I use 192 encode from 44.1khz sample. I don't personally like
j-stereo all the time, I find its flattened some things in my older
'left channel is singing, right channel is drums' vinyl. 160 is
noticably smaller but I begin to notice the artifacts, I too have age
and rock-concert and tetracycline induced hearing loss.
Received on Thu Feb 2 02:22:09 2006


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