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Xiph's Episode 2: _Digital Show & Tell_ is out, Second digital media geekout video from Xiph.Org
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post Feb 26 2013, 16:16
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Xiph Episode 2: Digital Show & Tell is out!

"The second video from Xiph.Org explores multiple facets of digital audio signals and how they really behave in the real world. Sampling, quantization, dither, band-limiting, and vintage bench equipment all in one video!"

It's a followup in a sense to the 24/192 article of last year. Other videos: http://xiph.org/video/

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post Feb 27 2013, 17:01
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Beautifully done. It should be required viewing/reading.

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no one ever ruined a great recording by not dithering the final master
You'd "ruin" any digital fade-outs for anyone who chose to turn up the volume to hear them better.

Cheers,
David.
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post Feb 28 2013, 18:09
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QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Feb 27 2013, 11:01) *
Beautifully done. It should be required viewing/reading.

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no one ever ruined a great recording by not dithering the final master
You'd "ruin" any digital fade-outs for anyone who chose to turn up the volume to hear them better.

Cheers,
David.



This turning up fades to hear them better, is this a common thing to do? wink.gif
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post Mar 1 2013, 10:48
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QUOTE (krabapple @ Feb 28 2013, 17:09) *
This turning up fades to hear them better, is this a common thing to do? wink.gif
When I was 14, yes. smile.gif I wanted my favourite songs to last longer. It didn't work with cassettes of course (far too hissy), but it worked amazingly well with some CDs, not so well with others. You had to turn the volume back down very quickly before the next track started though, otherwise OUCH!


I cannot believe I have just admitted to this in a public forum.


On a more practical level, I do not think 16-bits is perfect if you are going to deliver full dynamic range audio, and then compress it for playback. Even then, it will rarely if ever be the limit on the noise floor. I buy the arguments for sticking with 16/44.1 - but if you were designing the system from scratch today, I don't think many would say that 20/48 was wasteful for lossless audio. It gets you properly to the limits of human hearing in all circumstances.

Cheers,
David.

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- xiphmont   Xiph's Episode 2: _Digital Show & Tell_ is out   Feb 26 2013, 16:16
- - jensend   Congratulations to Monty and the rest of the team ...   Feb 27 2013, 00:26
- - spoon   Excellent presentation, tackling miss-conceptions ...   Feb 27 2013, 10:55
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (spoon @ Feb 27 2013, 04:55) Excell...   Mar 5 2013, 15:27
- - kritip   Is anybody else having issue with the sound stutte...   Feb 27 2013, 15:59
|- - xiphmont   QUOTE (kritip @ Feb 27 2013, 09:59) Is an...   Feb 27 2013, 16:03
|- - DonP   QUOTE (kritip @ Feb 27 2013, 09:59) Is an...   Feb 28 2013, 19:41
- - kritip   ha My gentoo days are over, the other system is ...   Feb 27 2013, 16:17
|- - xiphmont   QUOTE (kritip @ Feb 27 2013, 10:17) ha ...   Feb 27 2013, 16:20
- - 2Bdecided   Beautifully done. It should be required viewing/re...   Feb 27 2013, 17:01
|- - xiphmont   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Feb 27 2013, 11:01) Be...   Feb 28 2013, 17:18
||- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (xiphmont @ Feb 28 2013, 16:18) I t...   Feb 28 2013, 17:25
||- - Kees de Visser   QUOTE (xiphmont @ Feb 28 2013, 17:18) I t...   Mar 3 2013, 10:20
|- - krabapple   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Feb 27 2013, 11:01) Be...   Feb 28 2013, 18:09
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (krabapple @ Feb 28 2013, 17:09) Th...   Mar 1 2013, 10:48
- - kritip   I have updated the the latest beta Chrome Version ...   Feb 27 2013, 17:04
- - greynol   You might miss out on hearing people giggle in the...   Feb 28 2013, 18:35
|- - xiphmont   QUOTE (greynol @ Feb 28 2013, 12:35) You ...   Feb 28 2013, 18:59
- - bennetng   Interesting to see the "not stairstep" i...   Mar 1 2013, 14:17
|- - _if   Monty, that was a great video. I thoroughly enjoye...   Mar 3 2013, 00:44
|- - bennetng   QUOTE (_if @ Mar 3 2013, 07:44) I'd l...   Mar 3 2013, 09:53
|- - db1989   To Monty and co.: I echo the earlier praise about ...   Mar 3 2013, 17:30
|- - _if   QUOTE (bennetng @ Mar 3 2013, 03:53) ... ...   Mar 3 2013, 17:31
- - Engelsstaub   Thanks for your time and the excellent presentatio...   Mar 3 2013, 05:49
- - Mach-X   That was AWESOME. Hope to see more, can't wait...   Mar 5 2013, 08:49
- - Dynamic   I think this video has been beautifully and though...   Mar 5 2013, 14:45
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|- - xiphmont   QUOTE (julf @ Mar 6 2013, 09:47) I have a...   Mar 7 2013, 09:05
|- - julf   QUOTE (xiphmont @ Mar 7 2013, 09:05) It d...   Mar 7 2013, 14:08
- - Wombat   Nothing has changed, the same funny pics like 20 y...   Sep 9 2013, 21:46
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