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Subject: Re: Summer of Code 2009

Re: Summer of Code 2009

From: Vladimir Pantelic <pan_at_nt.tu-darmstadt.de>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 16:11:58 +0100

alex wallis wrote:
>
>
>> Robert Menes wrote:
>>> On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 5:31 AM, Dave Chapman <dave_at_dchapman.com> wrote:
>>>> I think I would support such an application - audio codecs are always
>>>> welcome, even though RealAudio seems to be becoming less and less used
>>>> each
>>>> year.
>>>>
>>>
>>> While that may be true, there's always the case of that one oddball
>>> out there somewhere
>>> who hangs on to some old or obscure format and wants to be able to
>>> still make use of
>>> their files.
>>>
>>> That being said, I would welcome another new audio codec, and I would
>>> welcome RealAudio
>>> support. I have a few very old radio shows that I can no longer get
>>> that are RA files.
>>
>> transcode them, no?
>
> My understanding is that although it is possible to transcode compressed
> formats it is never a good idea as the resulting file is never as good
> quality as the original.

you mentioned "very old radio shows", so how "good" are they to start with :-)
Received on 2009-02-24


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