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Old 2012-09-11, 11:45 AM
wastegate wastegate is offline
 
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Re: 320kBps BBC HD stream

all-digital 320 kbps aac....that is probably the highest quality audio broadcast format we'll ever see. doubt we'll ever see lossless broadcasts/streams, at least from mainstream sources as it uses too much bandwidth.

most analog FM broadcasts are lossy sourced these days anyway as CDs have been mostly phased out. the songs get played from a hard disk drive, and I doubt they are playing wav, flac, or alac.

but even a lossless sourced analog FM with its dynamics compression, hum, and interference would lose to an all-digital 320 kbps lossy broadcast

surprised this hasn't gotten more discussion...guess teh gurus of quality don't much care...upload em to DIME

Last edited by wastegate; 2012-09-11 at 11:52 AM.
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