But, according to Wikipedia, Unicode standard defines that LF ($char(10)) should be recognized as line terminator, just like CR+LF ($char(13)$char(10)) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newline#Unicode
The 2015 is all in red to warn us to stay away, danger! What does that mean to me as a listener? The wave forms aren't clipped and the mountains and valleys look similar so why would that indicate that the 2015 sounds worse than the Japanese version?In order for it to not clip, they used compression and limiting, which distort the waveform. It is perhaps less noticeable to many people because it doesn't sound anything like the crackling caused by digital clipping, but it's still audible. In effect the 2015 version is just the original with added distortion.
If I record a flute playing a single note without increasing the gain in the mixing deck during the note, wouldn't the dynamic range be very low even if the recording was clear and detailed ("audiophile quality")? So what exactly does a dr measurment have to do with quality? As long as the waveforms don't clip, why should the dr make a difference during playback, and effect my buying decisions?In a sane world you are right it would have little to do with quality. It is mainly relevant within the context of the loudness war, without which that website you reference wouldn't exist. It is mainly just an easy way to spot over-compressed (aka brickwalled) releases like your "I Am The Night".
Similarly, I'm looking at purchasing DCA Stealth headphones. It has a sensitivity of 86 dB, which means they are more challenging to get volume out of. However, I don't listen that loud so even if I have to turn one amp to 9 and one to 3, there shouldn't be any difference in bass or "slam" between two amps if they can both listened to at the same volume, right? Similarly to the audio files, where there should be no difference in the sound at differing mastering levels provided that the wave forms are not clipping, right?Assuming both were taken from the same source, and all else being equal (not remixed or heavily eq'd etc), the 2015 may have noticeably weaker drums and/or bass, harsh sounding mids and muddier overall mix that is harder to tell instruments apart. None of that is guaranteed but in my experience those are the most obvious results of these highly compressed masters.
Included in that screenshot is Ashes of Ares "I am the night". It's not clipped either, but the wav looks flatter, and to me the kick drums sound dead. What's going on there in that [too many examples in my collection of this] release?Yes drums, especially kick drum and snare are often the first victims of the compression, this takes a bit of explanation. Attached is a spectrum plot of Ramble On from my copy of Led Zeppelin II. You can see a distinct slope, the bass frequencies have much more energy than the treble. You will find this slope in pretty much all popular music, although perhaps not always as extreme as this.
For me it works on Version 1.3.0... On a file, but not in a folder in the browser, as it used to be, maybe you are using the advanced search, but if you have a folder with a bunch of files with no tags you will have to do it one by one...
Long press on a file and then "Add to playlist" appears.