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Re: Looking for a FLAC web player
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I come to you from the futuristic year of... gasp.... 2017!

Here in 2017 we've kinda given up the illusion that mp3 files are acceptable, and have developed tools for better compressing lossless music online. Just wait another 10 years, and everyone will be streaming lossless audio. It just makes more sense.

You sure of that?  Because for a lot of reasons, technology changes and so do the ways that people consume entertainment.  10 years is quite a damn long time.  Quite the bold prediction there and you say everyone will be streaming lossless audio, huh?  The people who still buy physical media, the pirates who will never pay for anything, the people who still pay for downloads, those that still listen to the radio will all be streaming it lossless in it's entirety in 10 years?

I don't see myself streaming lossless media in 10 years outside of my radio hobby, but maybe myself buying files of it for the first time instead of CDs?

Maybe we'll see the digital radio transition finally happen around the world or we'll still be using old ancient as it gets analog technologies?  Maybe everyone will have 4K TVs, too?  Maybe 8K will be a thing?

Any other bold predictions you care to make?

Have you ever factored in the digital divide, the broadband divide and 3rd world countries when it comes to how entertainment is consumed?  Don't forget aging populations who may not be too trusting of newer technologies as well and might prefer the older ones.

Your argument is super flawed.  We'll see how things go in the next 10 years but until then shut up.
  • Last Edit: 14 July, 2017, 01:30:49 AM by Chibisteven

Re: Looking for a FLAC web player
Reply #51
my first post here, after finding precisely this thread about Flac file players. An interesting read, and I personally side with those who hear a difference in the quality of flac files compared to lossless files.

Looks like you've mastered the art of destroying your own credibility in one post.\

FLAC files are lossless files.

Wanna try that again? ;-)

Re: Looking for a FLAC web player
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Here in 2017 we've kinda given up the illusion that mp3 files are acceptable, and have developed tools for better compressing lossless music online. Just wait another 10 years, and everyone will be streaming lossless audio. It just makes more sense.

So who would this "we" be?

You and your other multiple personalities?

Most of the Placebophiles?

;-)

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Re: Looking for a FLAC web player
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This TOS8 violation plus thread necromancy is the kind of post HA doesn't need. I also really think moderators should be checking the logged IP addresses to see whether some of these "new users" are actually forum regulars violating TOS12 (no second accounts/sockpuppetry) and trying to troll the rest of us.

Arnie, based on how you took the bait here as well as your reply to the dead-since-2014 thread "Vinyl is equivalent to which digital bit-depth and sampling rate?" you also need to note the date on things before responding to them. Digging up graves so you can argue with the dead is not a worthy endeavor.

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Re: Looking for a FLAC web player
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Time Warner Cable user, first time on this forum with that IP address. Nobody else has used the same entire Class B range since 2014, when it was last used by many users. Apparently, we don't see that much TWC action any more.

Google yields nothing useful for that IP address, just a bunch of indexing sites that list every possible IP address, but no specific records for this one.

Sorry, sockpuppet hunting isn't exactly easy.

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Re: Looking for a FLAC web player
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Well, that fairly well settles that; thanks for checking.

Actual new users do tend for some reason to be disproportionately likely to thread necro; presumably they've happened on something via google search and felt like signing up just to respond to it without noticing how old it was. I kinda wish the forum gave people a "the most recent post in the thread you are replying to is X years Y months old. Generally it's suggested to begin a new conversation if an old one has died out. Are you sure you want to reply to this?" type warning.

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Re: Looking for a FLAC web player
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It does. A nice red

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... right over the text entry box, both on the Quick Reply and on the main reply page.

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Re: Looking for a FLAC web player
Reply #57
Hello,Aimp and Foobar is both good FLAC Players

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Re: Looking for a FLAC web player
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It does. A nice red (warning) right over the text entry box, both on the Quick Reply and on the main reply page.
whelp, I didn't realize that because I've never tried my hand at necromancy. Can't do a lot better than that. The supply of human stupidity once more proves to be inexhaustible. If people are going to electrocute themselves by using their hair dryer in the tub there's only so much you can do other than absolve yourself of liability.