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Are you interested in downloads only, or do you want to know about DVD-A & SACD as well?
Rhino is engaged in similar "High Definition" shenanigans in their set up for Grateful Dead downloads. They offer AAC, FLAC, MP3, and WMA versions at various price points, but there is no indication of bit rate, etc. The web site is glaringly incomplete on the point. I planned on contacting their customer service people anyway, so, I'll report back.The reason I asked about the inclusions of disc based material is, I think the 24/192 stereo track on the Doobie Brothers "Captain & Me" DVD-A is actually 24/96. Yes, either way it's Hi-Rez, but that is still a big difference.
Yes, the Rhino site is quite ironic, cuz they spend a good amount of time educating folks on the differences between MP3 and lossless FLAC, then go and leave gaping holes in their actual content, with many files having missing metadata, etc.....with redbook being called HiDef the ultimate irony.
Round Three Report:After a few e-mails, I found out, definitively, that the "Lossless" files used for the Grateful Dead downloads are indeed sourced from the 16-bit files found on the CDs. I then suggested that Rhino should change the wording on the downloads FAQ to better reflect reality. As of now, they haven't.It looks to me like it's actually cheaper to get titles on physical media.
comparing Super VHS to VHS makes the former hidef!
HelloI have always consider loss-less to be their delivery or storage medium (flac for eg) and not playback medium. May have made the wrong assumption on that ?
Hi werd,What I'm getting hung up on is a record label using the term "lossless" in a way that is inconsistent with normal usage. If someone in The Biz is telling me they are selling a "lossless" version of a release, the expectation is (and I am _far_ from alone on this) that the new release is at least from a stereo pressing master tape.
Werd,FLAC is fine for direct playback in many software players. Download sites use it cuz it's compressed (i.e smaller). Feel free to convert it to any other lossless format (aif, wav, etc). It's just a container.My beef with sites like Rhino, as stated at the top, is that they have the balls to call 16/44 redbook "high def" and it's only because they compare it to MP3. ?? Horrible logic, is if comparing Super VHS to VHS makes the former hidef!
Hi TedSo would you recommend converting all your stuff from flac to wave or just leave it in flac ?. Cuz right now i am all flaced up.
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