Excuse me but I just don't get why a first post like that (from MadiZone) has recieved answers regarding audio issues. As far as my limited intelligence allows me, he was obviously trying to start a thread regarding the sophism that lies into the Final Fantasy series and I totally agree with his excellent observation. You should also try to play Chrono Trigger for even more witty statements...
I wouldn't say that 95%+ of consumers can't distinguish 96kbps Vorbis from CD, simply because most just don't care whether they distinguish or not. Maybe 50-60% of all consumers or even more could if they tried or cared enough.
Lady Yunalesca is incredibly beautiful and sophisticated, I'm glad you recognize that
QuoteLady Yunalesca is incredibly beautiful and sophisticated, I'm glad you recognize thatErm. No. She does not exist. Thus, she can be neither. The artists who drew her created an image that they attempted to make beautiful, and the writers who wrote her dialogue attempted to portray her as sophisticated.If you wish to quote a videogame character, quote the author who wrote the dialogue. If that name doesn't resonate, there's likely a reason for it.
When people hear "higher quality!!!" they think "ooh better!!!". MPC is teh higher quality. So iRiver can say "hey look we got teh higher quality!!!" and the customers will say "ooh i want teh higher quality!!!" and they'll buy it. It's not hard to get people to want teh better quality. I have a few friends who used to just indiscriminately download MP3's, knowing that it's better to get 192k than 128k, and that's about it. I just played a 128k file, and then a rip of the CD with MPC Standard, and I said "look at teh higher quality!!11!!1!" and they said "yeh i see it!!!11!1!" and now they rip all their music with MPC.MPC isn't as obscure as you think. Go to many other techie forums (Ars Technica for one), and even there a few people always say "rip CD's with MPC for teh higher quality!!!" whenever someone asks about audio. And if iRiver was the only company to support MPC-CD playback, they'd get thousands of sales, just for that reason. I mean, many of the active members at HA would run out and get one (myself included), plus many of HA members' friends and family members would get them too, plus all those thousands of people at other tech forums and their friends and family. And of course, anyone who's buying an audio player as a gift will look at the iRiver box and notice the big shiny seal that says "We got Musepack it is teh higher quality!!! MP3 ist death!", and maybe buy it for that reason too.iRiver has two paths it can take when implementing MPC. It can release an unsupported patch which some programmer can slap together in not-too-long a time, which will be cheap to make and cost nothing to support, and will generate a few thousand sales from the enthusiast crowd. Or it can do heavier development, testing, promotion, and support, and make it a real selling feature.Okay I'm out!
This thread is teh low quality!!1!1~!!
You need to lighten up, dude. Seriously.You say you're not against Musepack at all, yet you seem hell bent on seeing it not supported in any hardware whatsoever. Give me a break.
Oh well... is 'slapping a patch' costly?Do you know about 'snowball effect'?(One has it, his friends have it, friends of his friend, 10000 people use it...)Without risk there is no gain! (In buissness at least)If NOBODY tried to implement MP3 in hardware,we would have no MP3/CD players.