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Old 2008-05-26, 03:53 AM
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"Flac" sourced show I got on Dime...

So I FINALLY got signed up on Dime today and for some reason nothing will upload to them, despite me uploading here like a champ.

So i'll probably be banned any day now. lol

that's a story for another day though.

So I grabbed the Lovage show from Cambridge MA, and downloaded it.

I converted a copy to mp3 for my Ipod, and then I happened to notice something.

The compression of the flacs were 2.3 to 1 (41%) or thereabouts on all the tracks. The final track "silence" was the only one that was untouched at 1 to 1

That's not right, is it? I'm thinking this was an mp3 file that was converted to flac to post on Dime?

By comparison the mp3 copy I made was 7 to 1 (13%)
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Old 2008-05-26, 10:09 AM
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Re: "Flac" sourced show I got on Dime...

It's certainly possible... I've seen quiet lossless stuff with a poor frequency range get compressed to under 320 kbps.
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Old 2008-05-26, 11:35 AM
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Re: "Flac" sourced show I got on Dime...

You shouldn't download lossy stuff there if you are unable to upload.
When you reach the limit of the newbie bonus you won't be able to dl anymore.
I downloaded a few shows which also had such a bad flac ratio but were ok. But this one really looks suspicious to me. Still, one of the experts should have a look at it. You shouldn't trust me.
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Old 2008-05-26, 11:49 AM
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Re: "Flac" sourced show I got on Dime...

I am no expert, but I've gotta agree that does not look good.
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Old 2008-06-21, 10:11 PM
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Re: "Flac" sourced show I got on Dime...

looks lossy to me, too
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Old 2008-07-18, 01:00 PM
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Re: "Flac" sourced show I got on Dime...

Kind of off topic, but I also have problems with uploading to DIME. I've just come to the conclusion that I have to leave a completed torrent open for a several weeks to (hopefully) get my ratio up to par. I don't have a problem with that, but it makes the wait for myself to enjoy my D/L even longer sometimes.
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Old 2008-07-18, 01:03 PM
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Re: "Flac" sourced show I got on Dime...

maybe you're firewalled? portforward.com

or perhaps comcast/rogers/shaw/whoever is choking your uploads

you can listen to the files once you're reached 100% while still seeding, no problems, no need to wait.
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Old 2008-07-18, 01:08 PM
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Re: "Flac" sourced show I got on Dime...

or you're jumping on a torrent late and there are fewer people downloading it?

gotta have someone take what you're giving for the ratio to go up.
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