Thread: Compact Disc might be replaced....

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    • 11 years 4 months ago
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    Uh, last time I checked, they do not compress music before putting it on CDs. MP3s are a lossy format and whatever they use on audio CDs is not. You can tell the difference.
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    Either way, the most highest quality of music is listening to the raw files on your computer. FLAC format is the highest quality I believe. Very large files though.
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    Quote by shiroihikari
    Uh, last time I checked, they do not compress music before putting it on CDs. MP3s are a lossy format and whatever they use on audio CDs is not. You can tell the difference.


    You are correct. CD's are uncompressed audio and therefore have better sound. MP3 use MPEG-1 Audio. MPEG is a form of lossy data compression which basically removed non-audible or less audible components of the signal (the song). Thus making the file size substansually smaller using different encoding techniques. On a MP3 the amount of compression is measured by the bit rate. The higher the bit rate the better the quality. Many MP3's have a bit rate of 128 kbit/s which keeps most MP3's under 3 mb. However even with a good encoder it does not compare to the quality of a CD. To come close to CD audio you would need a bit rate closer to 256 or even 320 which will make the file size much larger. I should note that newer MP3 encoders can give "near" CD audio with a lower bit rate.

    No matter how you look at it you are taking something that was there out to make the file smaller. On video you see compression pixelazation. I worry with the new digital TV's that TV stations will over compress the channels giving us a lower quality picture.
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    I am still sticking to CDs. That is what i mostly have or use. I like the sound quality of them.
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    NOTHING could be Compact Disc, man!
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    Quote by sonic64
    NOTHING could be Compact Disc, man!
    ...What the hell?
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    Quote by sonic64
    NOTHING could be Compact Disc, man!
    ...What the hell?


    I meant BEAT; nothing could BEAT Compact Disc. It was a typo. ops:
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    Quote by sonic64
    Quote by Mezase_Master
    Quote by sonic64
    NOTHING could be Compact Disc, man!
    ...What the hell?


    I meant BEAT; nothing could BEAT Compact Disc. It was a typo. ops:
    Quote by TMNT
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    Quote by Mezase_Master
    Quote by sonic64
    Quote by Mezase_Master
    ...What the hell?


    I meant BEAT; nothing could BEAT Compact Disc. It was a typo. ops:


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    Quote by sonic64
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    I meant BEAT; nothing could BEAT Compact Disc. It was a typo. ops:


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    CDs are going to be replaced by MP3s and digital media altogether. There's no point in spending the money to produce micro-technology like that when downloading is cheaper and becoming more and more popular. Plus, it takes up no physical space. Video stores are already losing business, I think record stores are next.
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    Quote by Sunriser
    CDs are going to be replaced by MP3s and digital media altogether. There's no point in spending the money to produce micro-technology like that when downloading is cheaper and becoming more and more popular. Plus, it takes up no physical space. Video stores are already losing business, I think record stores are next.


    More than likely MP3 Players and other types of HD or Flash Memory storage is going to be the preferred medium of the future. Music and Video wise at least. Hell, it's getting that way now.
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    I still listen to cassettes on my stereo; I just bought a cassette containing songs from the movie "Ghostbusters II".
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    Quote by sonic64
    I still listen to cassettes on my stereo; I just bought a cassette containing songs from the movie "Ghostbusters II".


    I haven't bothered with cassettes in years. They were a headache.
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    Quote by sonic64
    I still listen to cassettes on my stereo; I just bought a cassette containing songs from the movie "Ghostbusters II".
    "Ghostbusters II" is my favorite "Ghostbusters" film, man!
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    Quote by shiroihikari
    Ugh, music on chips = fail. CDs last forever if you don't treat them badly-- seriously, you can't just leave them sitting out in the open and expect them to not get scratched. I still have some from ten years ago that work just fine.


    Well, that's cool.
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    Quote by sonic64
    Quote by shiroihikari
    Ugh, music on chips = fail. CDs last forever if you don't treat them badly-- seriously, you can't just leave them sitting out in the open and expect them to not get scratched. I still have some from ten years ago that work just fine.


    Well, that's cool.
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    I bought my first cd today! I've never actually payed for one before. Mostly because when I got to the age of liking good music, I had just got a computer with a burner.

    I'm also thinking about starting a vinyl collection. Now those sound pretty raw!
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    I like the idea. I recently bought a Creative Zen that has a SD expansion port on it and was wondering when I would make use of it.
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    This sounds really really gay.
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