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Re: How to convert ogg files to mp3

On Wednesday 14 February 2007, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>On 14/02/07, Gene Heskett <gene heskett verizon net> wrote:
>> No Dotan is correct, the quality will be terrible and unfit to listen
>> to unless you truly have a tin ear.  Each is a lossy format, yes, but
>> they throw away different parts, and even a 192kbit mp3 to a Q7 ogg
>> gets very tiring to listen to before the first song has played to the
>> end.  Been there, done that, and if my 72 year old ears with carhart
>> notches 120+ db deep in them can hear it and reject it, I hate to
>> think what it must sound like to younger, far more virgin ears than
>> mine.  The thought makes me shiver, like fingernails on a
>> blackboard...
>The problem is that those young ears are more attuned to Britney
>Spears and Backstreet Boys than to Pink Floyd. I know, I run a few
>music websites and I cringe to see what's requested. Amazing that Dark
>Side of the Moon, recorded 30 years ago, is not only a higher quality
>recording, but also musically and lyrically far more advanced, than
>almost anything that has been released in the past ten years.
>In short, Britney sounds just as bad at 128mbs as it does in it's full
>CD glorification. No damage done.

Humm, hell, all this time I thought it was just me & my aging musical 
tastes.  Pink Floyd?  Now there is a collection of outstandingly good 
talents.  Ditto for Nine Inch Nails.  Unforch, everytime I put one of the 
currently available at wallmart P.F. cd's in the player, I'd swear it was 
upconverted from a 96khz mp3.  That atonality, like the bells in Harkness 
Tower used in the Overture 1812 recordings so many times now, simply does 
not take well to compression of any kind.

Now you've gone and let the secret out.  IMO, if ever there was the 
musical equ of all hat & no cattle, Britany certainly fits the saying.  
Its all in the promotion don'tcha know...

>Dotan Cohen

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