View Full Version : System of a Down torrent -- Is this lossy?

2007-07-26, 05:59 PM
I've tried to read through all of the online manuals and figure out for myself if the following track is lossy. I found it amidst a torrent for the SoaD discography on Demonoid, which was listed as "Lossless." It contained the first three demo tapes they put out, and to see them listed as lossless was almost too good to be true.

Unfortunately, analfreq doesn't work for me, and I'm completely lost when it comes to reading the different frequencies. If someone could download the track below and fill me in on what they think, it'd be most appreciated.

Sugar (Demo)

EDIT: I've burnt the entire set to CDR, and there're no telltale clicks between the tracks, which--if I recall correctly--can indicate that the tracks are mp3-sourced. And the other tracks (aside from "Sugar") don't have that wishy-washy sound over them; it's quite possible that it's a result of noise-reduction or something. I'm willing to upload the whole thing here if someone can help me determine if these are the real deal, so to speak.

2007-07-28, 01:33 AM
sorry to say dude but that is totally lossy :disbelief

2007-07-28, 12:25 PM
Ah, well, I knew it was too good to be true. The uploader probably took the mp3 files and converted them to flac, simply enough.

Thanks for verifying it; I appreciate the help!