View Full Version : Lossy?

2008-03-26, 04:39 PM
Thanks for your help.

2008-03-26, 04:50 PM
hard to say.. it doesn't show the stark blocks you usually see with MP3, though the frequencies are rolled off (or seem to be). Could just be a recording from freq-limited mics, etc.

more info about it or an audio clip?

2008-03-26, 05:31 PM
The original uploader says this is lossless sourced from soundboard. I want to upload it here. Short sound sample:


2008-03-26, 09:00 PM
ok.. this is a bit tough. It's obvious that some of the frquencies are missing. I do not think a SBD recording wuld have that problem - unless the SBD's master EQ was pulled down and rolling them off on purpose for PA reasons, etc...

I do not see the obvious blocky artifacts you normally see in MP3. Or AC3, for that matter (which is usually still blocky, just not as much as MP3).

Here is a 100% lossless audio slice from a studio album, 1 sec span:


and here is your audio:


The texture is very similar. It isn't as clean, but it is a live recording against a studio recording.

I really can't say if this is lossy or not. I do not think it is - but what happened to the high frequencies?

I'm going to get another staff member to come hava a look at this and see what he thinks.

2008-03-27, 01:15 PM
I agree no evidence its lossy but the cutoff is supicious... viewed in black and white it comes up looking like 32kHz DAT (http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=11077) to me. So its fine to trade imo.

2008-03-27, 02:46 PM
Maybe it's noise reduced?

Thanks for helping.

2008-04-01, 12:17 AM
yeah also could be nr (?) ... not certain

you're welcome

2008-04-13, 01:47 AM
How about this one?

2008-04-13, 01:58 AM
what about this guy? looks kinda...bad.

2008-04-13, 10:17 PM
I can't even tell what I'm looking at from those, sorry.