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...or 256kbit Quick Time AAC.

Bet the OP won't be able to tell the difference either way. ;)

Even I won't bet against you on that one.
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...or 256kbit Quick Time AAC.

Bet the OP won't be able to tell the difference either way. ;)
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If a particularly masterful performance of a favourite piece of yours came out only on DSD, would you be happy to miss out on that simply because of your anti-DSD stance?
If that was the case i'd join an online forum to ask how to make it PCM.

LOL
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If a particularly masterful performance of a favourite piece of yours came out only on DSD, would you be happy to miss out on that simply because of your anti-DSD stance?
If that was the case i'd join an online forum to ask how to make it PCM.
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Saying that you're taking no position or that you're somehow in the middle implies there are 2 positions that are equivalent in the first place. You may not be taking any of your 2 imagined positions, but you are taking a position. A better way to approach this if you are a newb to the subject is to just ask what does the science say up to now.

I obviously misread the tone of the forum when I first started posting.
I assumed there would be proponents of both PCM and DSD on here, happily comparing notes - so I made a comment aimed at not offending one way or the other.



DSD is a dead format, in part because it was a technically inferior option, in part because it was used as a vehicle for pushing DRM, and in part due to questionable marketing and product positioning.

Outside of hipsters, collectors and the ignorant, you probably won't find many proponents of the format.

If a particularly masterful performance of a favourite piece of yours came out only on DSD, would you be happy to miss out on that simply because of your anti-DSD stance?
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What does this have to do with the flac lossless compression format or its development?
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What software can I use easily to generate my own music “Cue File” from a FLAC file (not a regular Compact Disc)?  Can FooBar2000 generate one for me?  In addition is there a software to automatically correct and fix errors (such as syntax errors, etc.) found on “Cue Files” produced by others? 8)

An Additional Note: I recently downloaded "Audio Cue Sheet Editor" I am a totally confused on where to start. Note: I was able to upload a pre-made cue sheet into it to try to fix an error ....but what next; what's the next step ....I am still confused???
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Saying that you're taking no position or that you're somehow in the middle implies there are 2 positions that are equivalent in the first place. You may not be taking any of your 2 imagined positions, but you are taking a position. A better way to approach this if you are a newb to the subject is to just ask what does the science say up to now.

I obviously misread the tone of the forum when I first started posting.
I assumed there would be proponents of both PCM and DSD on here, happily comparing notes - so I made a comment aimed at not offending one way or the other.



DSD is a dead format, in part because it was a technically inferior option, in part because it was used as a vehicle for pushing DRM, and in part due to questionable marketing and product positioning.

Outside of hipsters, collectors and the ignorant, you probably won't find many proponents of the format.
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At risk of getting my head bitten off again, here's another question that might appeal more to your reasoning:

Is there any Windows software (preferably free, or a trial version) where I can load a PCM and a DSD track simultaneously and subtract one from the other to display any difference (or NO difference!) between the two?
teac hi-res editor

I have used this for converting between file types for testing, but I am not aware that it will allow me to subtract samples from each other in order to easily see any differences.

You can't subtract audio in two different sampling rates because there are not the same number of samples. You must first convert them to a common sampling rate, time align them, and then subtract. Note that this process is often very complex for formats that are substantially different.
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Test samples to allow others to reproduce your findings?

https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,3974.html

I appreciate you weren't on the ball when you made this statement, but I'm curious as to what this would achieve?
Let's say as an example that I could do multiple ABX tests and do relatively well consistently.
If others try the same test with the same samples and fail, does that then invalidate my findings?

If no one ever could? Yes, probably people would assume you got lucky or made a mistake.

Usually though the purpose of this is to sanity check someone else's results for obvious errors and then to let other people try and see how they do. Replication and review are the basis of all science and engineering.