[peel] Re: Festive 50 1977 top 14

Stuart Brooks stuartb@...
Sat Sep 9 18:07:45 CEST 2017

I make flacs of everything and also keep the Audacity files, so one day.... I find that the quality of the recording makes a far bigger difference to subjective audio quality than say the difference between a 320kbps mp3 and flac. Anything taken from DAB or DSAT is already lossy so I don't quite understand the BBC's reluctance to accept mp3. 

On 8 September 2017 22:52:27 BST, "billfromnorthwales@... [peel]" <peel@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
>I still have the raw rips of the Stranglers section (from my cassettes)
>so I am still hoping that if I have the beginning of this show, and
>David has the end of the show - then someone,somewhere may have the
>middle for a full lossless version of the show
>Unlikely - but worth waiting for.
>That reminds me - I still have the raw rips from the 1978 Festive
>Fifty, as they were my tapes (loads of them as I used whatever empty
>space on whatever cassette I had - I was not able to afford many at
>that time)
>So I don't think I will get a better rip (those cheapo cassettes have
>only got worse in the last 8 or 9 years since I ripped them)
>But I may master them better.
>And that further reminds me - We have some excellent quality
>recordings, of excellent collections ripped by people with excellent
>equipment: Do you think we will ever go lossless here? 
>Then the BBC may even request copies from us
>I guess it will not happen until we are on some superhighway broadband
>which seems a little way off and show sizes up to a 1GB size still take
>some time, and hard drive space wiould still be an issue, no may how
>many tens of TB of storage we have

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