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About Me:Darren P Millar

I'm a DJ from Aberdeen (Scotland) that's about me for just now!


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My Pet Hate: is TUESDAY, everything that has ever gone wrong in my life has happened on a TUESDAY! I hate it, it's now my day off so that i don't have to face the world! Don't make me have to suffer TUESDAY by asking me about it!!! I also dislike girls who drink pints, smoke and generally act like men!!

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500Gb of space for my mp3... My computer told me i had 10Mb left the other and suggested i do a disk clean-up freeing up a whopping 563kb of free space!

Anyway, introducing the seagate FreeAgent 500!

Watch this space for horror stories!
6th Oct 2007, 10:50   | tags:,,,,

Steve says:

Should you not have 2? I migrated all of my music and photos off my laptop to allow it to breathe. But then got worried that if that drive failed I would lose everything. So I now keep a clone on a separate drive.

6th Oct 2007, 11:15

goode says:

it's a vicious circle really!

6th Oct 2007, 11:31

Steve says:

That is genius, one of my favourite mp3's is 10001010110111010001110111010001011010101010001010101001001010101001001010
10101010100001001001010010101000110101010100110101010101010101010101111010
00101011001011101110111001101010110111010001011010010101001001010101010100
01010001010010001010001100100010100110011001000010001001000101001010010100
10001010110111010001110111010001011010101010001010101001001010101001001010
10101010100001001001010010101000110101010100110101010101010101010101111010
00101011001011101110111001101010110111010001011010010101001001010101010100
01010001010010001010001100100010100110011001000010001001000101001010010100

6th Oct 2007, 14:40

shark says:

Do people seriously still use mp3?

6th Oct 2007, 14:51

goode says:

why wouldn't they?

6th Oct 2007, 14:52

shark says:

Because it's an outdated and inefficient method of encoding audio?

6th Oct 2007, 21:29

goode says:

what would you recommended then?

6th Oct 2007, 21:33

Steve says:

I still use MP3 as I have about 90 gig of music stored that way and I am not about to re-encode all of those albums. I agree that there is a loss of quality with MP3, but as I tend to listen to them on the underground I can't say that I notice that often.

I now use the AAC encoder and am pretty pleased with it.

7th Oct 2007, 10:51

frog51 says:

To be honest, I use FLAC these days for storage and then rip to MP3 for all my devices. I certainly wouldn't use AAC!
My 160Gb of audio in the car is almost all mp3, and most on my home setup too. Some are ogg vorbis, but certainly no AAC. At the right encoding levels mp3 has no audible loss of quality, and if I need higher quality for a particular track I re-rip at higher quality from the FLAC.

9th Oct 2007, 17:51

shark says:

mp3 has a noticable loss of quality regardless of bitrate. It fundamentally breaks the audio (by switching off or very breaking everything above about 16k).

AAC is a much better codec if you are working with a portable device, achieving near transparency at around 96k/sec/channel.

Of course, as storage is so cheap now (build 500GB of mirrored disk NAS for £200) it is worthwhile storing lossless copies for home playback (and for 18 months when we see an iPod Classic with such capacity).

I maintain two libraries. One at 128k vbr AAC joint-stereo for my portable devices, one in FLAC for home playback. Should I wish to convert FLAC to any other proprietary lossless codec, such as Apple Lossless, it will still be a perfect replication of the original CD. (And an overnight batch job in Max or Automator to do the conversions).

21st Oct 2007, 18:12