Lossless preserves tones only dogs and bats can hear. Maybe your dog enjoys music.
They range 17-19 kHz. No one above 25 can hear those tones so they are used in HS for ring tones.
a decent mp3 player is more "available", cheaper, and more widely used than a Dansette record plays from the 1960s, or a cheap music centre from the 1970s. The idea that iPods and mp3s have decreased the audio quality available to "normal" people is plainly wrong...
Quote from: oldtimer5 on 25 February, 2009, 08:44:44 AMLossless preserves tones only dogs and bats can hear. Maybe your dog enjoys music.Obviously, it's the sampling frequency in the first place, rather than lossy/lossless compression scheme, than may preserve frequencies that dogs and bats can hear, but most humans can't. To cover dog frequency range, you need sampling frequency of at least 96 kHz, to cover what certain bats can hear, you would have to go above 200 kHz with the sampling rate.
Anecdotally, our hamster used to go mad whenever I played vinyl, while it seemed completely uninterested in CD. Hardly scientific though!
Watching the Hydrogenaudio community neglect even the profoundest evidence, that vinyl is still superior to Redbook audio is worthwhile. Things are arbitrarily called scientific or unscientific, just as it fits this community's agenda.John AtkinsonEditor, Stereophile
Quote from: 2Bdecided on 11 May, 2009, 10:43:21 AMAnecdotally, our hamster used to go mad whenever I played vinyl, while it seemed completely uninterested in CD. Hardly scientific though!Maybe your hamster was nerved by the crackling and rumbling of vinyl
With wav files, you have a more universal format, supported by more software, than FLAC. FLAC is not (yet) a standard. Maybe it will be and maybe it will not. As of now, it is not universally supported. I can say the same thing for all of the lossless formats. So I prefer wav files. I have solved the metadata problem simply by using WMP and backing up my metadata periodically. It also eliminates the need to use Jaikoz.