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Subject: Re: Summer of Code 2009

Re: Summer of Code 2009

From: Bryan VanDyke <>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 14:56:58 -0500

Vladimir Pantelic wrote:
> alex wallis wrote:
>>> Robert Menes wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 5:31 AM, Dave Chapman <>
>>>> 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 :-)

You only loose quality if you go from one lossy format to another lossy
format right? So why not convert them to a lossless format, Like a wav
or flac file?
Received on 2009-02-24

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