Re: [BCAB] wma lossless David Reynolds 16 Sep 2011 16:03 BST

Ted,

Radio 3 programs are in mp3, not WMA.

Best,

David.

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On Behalf Of Ted Martin
Sent: 16 September 2011 15:16
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] wma lossless

Hello Joe,

No, at my very advanced age, my hearing is pretty well shot, so I'm not
able to detect the subtle differences you describe.

The reason behind my question is I want to save Radio 3 podcasts, which
are said to be wma.  There are different versions of wma, I presume some
are lossles, and others not. Or am I wrong?  I've done some googling,
but still not clear, so hoping someone can enlighten me.

Cheers,  Ted

On 15/09/11 22:16, Joe Paton wrote:
> Hello Ted,
>
> Here's a silly question,
>
> How does it sound to you?
>
> I'm fairly sure that I can hear artifacts particularly on long music
> notes for example, a piano with re-verb or one that is recorded in an
> auditorium where the sound naturally decays using mp3 where the bit
> depth is say 128 KBPS over higher bit rates 192 or greater.
>
> It seems that you are a purist, and this is so subjective. so my
> thoughts may be of no use to you.
>
> You probably need to view some data sheets on this subject.
>
> This can be a huge problem. After all, an awful lot of audio I hear on
> Digital, is quite frankly pure crap.
>
> I haven't even bought an album on cd where I have been impressed with
> the quality or even satisfied. Maybe a keith jarrett cd, solo piano, was
> a beautiful recording but that's rare in my limited experience. I dug
> out some vinyl the other day, a couple of albums on ECM and GRP;
> absolutely beautiful on my turntable.
>
> No more rambling, good luck. I'd be interested in what you discover.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Joe
>
>
>
>
>
> .
>
>
> At 20:46 15/09/2011, you wrote:
>> How do,
>>
>> Can anyone tell me if all .wma files are lossless, as with flac or
>> monkey's audio for instance? The programme I mostly use for
>> compressing audio offers a choice of wma 9.2, or wma 10 professional.
>> ]Are both of these lossless, or do I need a different encoder altogether?
>>
>> Help and guidance appreciated.
>>
>> Ted
>>
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