At 5/13/04 05:37 PM, Mud_Clock wrote:
Oh and tom, don´t bitch about buying a damn cd player. What do those things cost nowadays. Get one from a friend, or family member. If you have to buy one, get one second hand for a few bucks. if you don´t want to pay 10$ (tops for a second hand cd player) maybe yor not worth to listen too the damn music too begin with.
Yeah, but what happens when you want to buy a really old CD? Or possibly even a record? Like an old Wham! record? You could spend your whole life looking for it in op-shops and such and so forth. I listen to hundreds of artists, am I supposed to pay $14-$20 for EVERY CD, when there might be only a couple of songs on each CD I want? iTunes r0x! They've got the right idea. So did Mp3.com, but they got shut down for *gasp* being too innovative and forward thinking of the record labels.
And FYI, mp3 compression uses mathematical algorithms to recreate the sound waves, hence why they have a constant bitrate. Windows Audio (*.wma) does the same, but degrades or improves the quality where needed, a high frequency will cause W'sA to use a higher bitrate, and a low frequency (or "audio white-space") will result in a lower or no bitrate. Hence, Windows Audio is the only format that truly cuts out anything inaudible to the human ear. Smaller filesize, but a b1sh for anti-piracy. Just thought you should know :)