If you want 96/24 with the good mastering you have to buy from HDtracks
As long as it isn't one of the upsampled, zero-padded or compressed/remastered ones...
Frankie, I am talking about the 5.1 MLP mix which is lossless with full dynamic range, stored in AUDIO_TS folder. You are extracting its lossy (Dolby) version that is stored in VIDEO_TS folder. If you are happy with it, that's it.
Whoever posted those results on loudness-war hasn't given specifics on how they did it. So unless you do exactly what they did you may still end up with differing results.
Most HDtracks releases are flat transfers straight from original masters, not released before.
There are documented cases like those, but are minority.
Also, note that HDtracks sell what the labels give to them without further processing.
Absolutely. So how can they back the claim that the files are "flat transfers straight from original masters"?
You have to take the word of them, there is nothing else you can do.
We pushed this too far and now we are off-topic.
Quote from: julf on 25 September, 2013, 03:27:55 PMAs long as it isn't one of the upsampled, zero-padded or compressed/remastered ones...Most HDtracks releases are flat transfers straight from original masters, not released before.