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post #16 of 176
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Originally Posted by Spaceman_Spiff View Post


Iz in ur computer, stealin ur bitratez.


Best post ever!
post #17 of 176
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Originally Posted by Gbjerke View Post
Are you saying that every mp3 file will lose 12kbs per year, or that if i have 10 mp3files, all of them will lose 120kbs each per year? And what happends when they reach 0 by the way? Do they vanish? SWOOSH?
Your computer loses mp3, ogg etc.
FLAC has a gps chip embedded in the file so it is lossless
post #18 of 176
I am very interested in a scientific definition of velocidensity. Wow me (and everyone else) with the most complex math you can to describe them. I can handle it.

I personally find it odd that a google search of it yields a post almost identical to yours over at reddit.com. One in which the author declares "I'm an expert on these matters, so listen up and listen good - I'll try to keep this simple but it won't be easy, because I am an expert, as I mentioned previously". Aside from poor command of the English language the author of that post also seems to have poor command of any physics or even electrical engineering associated with data storage.

-Nkk, who is eagerly awating your physical definition
post #19 of 176
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Originally Posted by MrGreen View Post
Your computer loses mp3, ogg etc.
FLAC has a gps chip embedded in the file so it is lossless
lol. That is right behind the cat for best post on head-fi.

-Nkk

EDIT: sorry for the double post. I somehow forgot I had posted just moments ago.
post #20 of 176

k.
post #21 of 176
If anyone can prove that digital data DEGRADES over time, I'd be massively impressed! :-P

Isnt that kinda why we use it? So we dont have to worry about wear and tear? Either the 0's and 1's are on your hard drive, or there not. If there not, the file is corrupted or incomplete and probably wont play at all! Unless im accidentally taking idiot pills again....

All jokes asside, someone please verify this. :-)
post #22 of 176
HDD rot, it's all over google...well known issue! HDD rot - Google Search
post #23 of 176
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Originally Posted by Bender Rodriguez View Post
I use ALAC files and store them in the freezer. They have lasted over 15 years with no sound degredation this way.
Same here. But make sure you set the microwave on DEFROST when you want to use them again. I once did it with max power and man, that sounded nasty. I also noticed that it gets better with age (if only a little), usually in increments of 8, 16 and 32 years. It sounded more full bodied and rich, though some of my friends say it's a placebo as there's currently no scientific proof.

Anyway, sorry for off topic. Please carry on with the discussion.
post #24 of 176
You have to wonder, especially with posts like these, if there isn't quite a few people out there who get a kick out of reading here and jump in to try their hand at audio-sorcery. I'm really shocked he didn't drop some wisdom in the cable forum instead.
post #25 of 176
I suppose if your data files were constantly being copied and you deleted the source each time, repeated ad nauseum, then over time you would eventually have an accumulation of binary errors leading to sound degradation. Maybe. Of course, you would get the same percentage of degradation regardless of your file type.
post #26 of 176
Actually you then have negative mp3's or -mp3! This is a very serious problem and may cause music to disappear from the universe.

I am starting a fund to research this problem, but I need contributions for the proper equipment.

I desperately need funding for a PerfectWave DAC and the Woo Audio WES headphone amplifier and Stax SR-007Mk2 headphone. I will need extra cash for power conditioners and cabling.

Please for the sake of our children's music (they will outgrow Hanna Montana)! Help save sound from disappearing from the universe. Give today! Give now!
post #27 of 176
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Originally Posted by MrGreen View Post
Your computer loses mp3, ogg etc.
FLAC has a gps chip embedded in the file so it is lossless
It's true!
I can't find some of my mp3s from a few years ago, even though they're stored with everything else!

Beware!
post #28 of 176
LOL! For a moment, I thought I was reading Computer Audio Asylum.
post #29 of 176
I really need your help, i lost my mp3s!
post #30 of 176
My my. It sure looks like a number of people in this thread are new to the internet.

Also, make sure to use optical connections where possible. Lossy files played put out over analogue will get lost en route to the next device. This results in less bits of your music getting to the user, and can be related to packet loss.
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