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Re: [vox-tech] Mp3 Stereo to mono
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Re: [vox-tech] Mp3 Stereo to mono



On Sat, Jun 17, 2006 at 10:24:37PM -0700, Jeff Newmiller wrote:
> Alex Mandel wrote:
> 
> [...]
> 
> > Any suggestions on this are quite welcome, keep in mind that these audio 
> > files are for analysis of bird songs in a scientific setting so any 
> > alteration of the actual original audio is unacceptable as we might lose 
> > valuable information from filters and adjustments.
> 
> If authenticity is so important, why are you using MP3 in the first place?

MP3 or Ogg, or any other compression method that is lossy and based on
throwing out information based on how the human brain processes audio
information, does seem /completely/ inappropriate as a storage format
from which to draw scientific conclusions...

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Micah J. Cowan
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http://micah.cowan.name/
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