Nope, the idea is also about archival. And being able to recreate most of your music is better than not being able to recreate anything. That's the problem with Monkey's.
Some people are under the assumption that it is impossible to decode through errors with a file created using MAC.This simply isn't true.
I know what you said, guruboolez; and in light of what you said, don't you think it's incorrect to claim that flac has robustness to errors and MAC does not? Don't you think the graph in the wiki is at least misleading if not incorrect?
No matter what you think of my attitude, saying that you'll loose all of your data if there is corruption when using MAC is BS FUD.
but bashing Monkey's Audio is practically a sport on this forum and it has gotten quite tiresome for me.
Is "BS FUD" a simple synonymous of "mistake"?
Or isn't this expression a bit more pejorative?
We're talking about perpetual propagation of misinformation, not a simple mistake, but you can paint it any way you like.
I am interested in improving the wiki and feel that it should be changed, otherwise I would have never gotten involved in this discussion to the extent that I have.
Now, can anyone tell me why MAC gets a different rating than flac in the wiki when it comes to error handling?
RESULTS:• foobar2000 0.94• Winamp 5.25 (with latest plug-ins)• Adobe Audition 1.5 (with latest plug-ins)• dBPowerAmp /!\ NOT THE LATEST VERSION[/color]
Item: "C:\Download\APE_WAVPACK_CORRUPTION\E37_PERIOD_CHAMBER_G_violin_pianoforte_CLEAN.ape"No problems found.Item: "C:\Download\APE_WAVPACK_CORRUPTION\E37_PERIOD_CHAMBER_G_violin_pianoforte_CLEAN.wv"No problems found.Item: "C:\Download\APE_WAVPACK_CORRUPTION\E37_PERIOD_CHAMBER_G_violin_pianoforte_CORRUPTED.ape"Error: Unsupported format or corrupted fileItem: "C:\Download\APE_WAVPACK_CORRUPTION\E37_PERIOD_CHAMBER_G_violin_pianoforte_CORRUPTED.wv"No problems found.1 item could not be decoded.List of undecodable items:"C:\Download\APE_WAVPACK_CORRUPTION\E37_PERIOD_CHAMBER_G_violin_pianoforte_CORRUPTED.ape"
Item: "C:\temp audio\E37_PERIOD_CHAMBER_G_violin_pianoforte_CLEAN.ape"No problems found.Item: "C:\temp audio\E37_PERIOD_CHAMBER_G_violin_pianoforte_CLEAN.flac"No problems found.Item: "C:\temp audio\E37_PERIOD_CHAMBER_G_violin_pianoforte_CLEAN.flake.flac"No problems found.Item: "C:\temp audio\E37_PERIOD_CHAMBER_G_violin_pianoforte_CLEAN.wv"No problems found.Item: "C:\temp audio\E37_PERIOD_CHAMBER_G_violin_pianoforte_CORRUPTED.ape"Error: Unsupported format or corrupted fileItem: "C:\temp audio\E37_PERIOD_CHAMBER_G_violin_pianoforte_CORRUPTED.flac"Warning: Reported length is inaccurate : 0:14.384172 vs 0:14.279683 decodedItem: "C:\temp audio\E37_PERIOD_CHAMBER_G_violin_pianoforte_CORRUPTED.flake.flac"No problems found.Item: "C:\temp audio\E37_PERIOD_CHAMBER_G_violin_pianoforte_CORRUPTED.wv"No problems found.1 item could not be decoded.1 item decoded with minor problems.List of undecodable items:"C:\temp audio\E37_PERIOD_CHAMBER_G_violin_pianoforte_CORRUPTED.ape"List of decodable but problematic items:"C:\temp audio\E37_PERIOD_CHAMBER_G_violin_pianoforte_CORRUPTED.flac"