Now if only Opus could catch on.
saratoga, Microsoft Edge doesn't support Opus files in the <audio> tag. Opus support was added just for the WebRTC, so it is useless for all other cases.
- Selling you full-DR mixes? Un-re-masters? 23 "Full dynamic range edition" hits here: https://earache.bandcamp.com/music . Most are actually the original CD master, however there is at least one exception where the original US/European CD was cramped as well.
iPhone 7 dropped the headphone jack
Quote from: apastuszak on 10 June, 2017, 06:52:03 PMiPhone 7 dropped the headphone jackWhy so much panic about this? Quality of Lightning Audio Adapter is very good - http://reference-audio-analyzer.pro/en/report/amp/apple-lightning-audio-adapter-a1749.php
apastuszak: Yeah, that's my point precisely. People don't even understand that the zeroes and ones have to be DAC'ed in order to be human-audible. No wonder that snake oil sells ...
I just heard the best placebophile quote today "Even if two pieces of audio equipment measure exactly the same, they can still sound completely different."
It would be nice if someone made a "dongle" with a 1.2m cable built into the end. Or if Apple sold a 10 pack of these. Or even better if they switched to USB C, which allows analog audio pass-through and sold dongles for 99 cents.
Quote from: apastuszak on 12 June, 2017, 01:51:02 PMIt would be nice if someone made a "dongle" with a 1.2m cable built into the end. Or if Apple sold a 10 pack of these. Or even better if they switched to USB C, which allows analog audio pass-through and sold dongles for 99 cents.There are dongles for under $10 which have a headphone jack and a power port; I bought one for my 6S in order to make sure it worked (eventually I'll own a 7); and sure enough it does. If I had a 7 and cared about a headphone jack I'd just leave it attached. I don't really need one; I use Bluetooth in the car as it integrates with my stereo to allow hands-free calling as well as streaming. If I really need portable music, my phone doesn't have enough memory for a usable portion of my library anyway; that's what my FiiO or iPod are for, and they're much less hassle to use.Incidentally, expect all Apple gear to migrate to USB-C eventually. My MBP has it, and it seems to work with everything from external hard drives to USB thumb drives to video adapters. Since it's bidirectional, even my VGA video adapter's extra -C port can be used to supply power to an external device or to plug in the AC adapter.
If Apple does start selling FLAC it'll likely be the beginning of the true end of the audio CD format. They will be little point in picking up CDs unless it's a very rare album or some kind of collectable and has no online store re-release or the CD master is better than the re-released iTunes version that's available. It's not even the matter of if they go high res or just stick to sensible sample rates and bit depths, it's the matter that once they do so at all that kills the format.
It's a shame they didn't add support for Opus and Ogg Vorbis. That, to me, is more important than FLAC support.
Agreed on the FLAC iTunes support, would be nice to be able to not have to worry about re-transcoding anything just to use that app and my lossless files.
HE-AAC (V1), AAC (up to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (up to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, FLAC, AIFF and WAV; AC‑3 (Dolby Digital 5.1) and E‑AC‑3 (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound)https://www.apple.com/uk/apple-tv-4k/specs/
EDIT: I tried installing the last iTunes (184.108.40.206), but it didn't recognize my FLAC files.