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Title: Does MinorityClean actually make any difference?
Post by: For Serious on 2020-03-30 18:27:14
I've been seeing talk of this program being used to enhance or 'clean' audio while being played form a Windows PC. I don't have a proctor to do my own testing, but I gave it some listens and did not notice any difference. What do you guys think?

Author's website (http://www.mics.ne.jp/~coolverse/MinorityClean/)

Direct copy from the readme file in the download.
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Google Transger English

Assembler instruction used Intel x64 FPU MMX SSE2 SSE4.1
Up to 32 cores (supports up to 32 threads)

Effective environment
Windows PC of Intel Core series such as Intel Core i5-8400
Twenty seconds after the EXE resides, the CPU status is adjusted to the memory chip standard.
If executed on a guest OS in a virtual environment, the effect will be affected on the host OS.

Main effects
The LCD monitor has no noise, beautiful gradation like organic EL, and clear text.
The sound output is to the sound quality of a high-quality sound player.

It runs in an infinite loop, ending when shutting down, and ending when the process is killed.
The event monitoring program is not included for quality priority.

<< Scientific basis as hypothesis image >>

In the process of writing data to the memory, the internal state of the memory chip is averaged
using a continuous inversion bit for 64-bit MMX memory writing of full bit "1" and full bit "0".

With averaged memory buffers, digital noise is very unlikely to occur.

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Title: Re: Does MinorityClean actually make any difference?
Post by: itisljar on 2020-03-30 19:15:28
This is pure gold. One more software which does 'something' to sell to audiophiles.

- 'Source code has not been disclosed due to military pressure.'
- 'Even in a poor quality power supply environment, it will be as if you were using a high quality power supply, which will help you to resolve non-reproducible problems.'
- 'Jitterless has not been confirmed, but I think it has been achieved because there is no change in sound with a full digital amplifier.'
Title: Re: Does MinorityClean actually make any difference?
Post by: For Serious on 2020-03-31 01:38:19
That's funny. The source code is in the download. It seems to be in PureBasic language. PureBasic looks like it's trying to be as good as Java. I'll have to take a look at it tomorrow.
Title: Re: Does MinorityClean actually make any difference?
Post by: itisljar on 2020-03-31 07:55:56
If I am reading it correctly, there is no complete source code, for example, in the source included, there are lines like this:
IncludeFile "NaturalBlade_OnlyMyRailgun_WasapiProcA_2d_MMX.pbi"
...but there are no files.
I would rush with conclusion and say that the program really does that MMX bit flipping things, but can it really help with computer audio? No. It is phrased in a audiophool way, though, that it helps, and if you don't hear the difference, you're not audiophile enough, or your system is not good enough. But I will let more knowledgeable to see what is going on with sources that are available.
Title: Re: Does MinorityClean actually make any difference?
Post by: For Serious on 2020-04-01 13:38:25
Well there's also this claim:
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Main effects
The LCD monitor has no noise, beautiful gradation like organic EL, and clear text.
I stopped seeing noise on screens the moment I upgraded from VGA.
There do seem to be a lot of mentions about low quality power supply. Maybe mine is considered high quality.
Title: Re: Does MinorityClean actually make any difference?
Post by: For Serious on 2020-04-01 13:56:22
And I was completely wrong about it being like Java. Looks more like MIPS Assembly than any other language I've used. I don't have the time to try an figure out what that code means.
Title: Re: Does MinorityClean actually make any difference?
Post by: Octocontrabass on 2020-04-01 18:40:56
Most of the provided source code is x86 assembly, wrapped in tiny pieces of PureBasic.

From analysis of the source and binary code, I can say with certainty that this program's only function is converting electricity into heat.
Title: Re: Does MinorityClean actually make any difference?
Post by: DVDdoug on 2020-06-09 21:26:05
Some translated text from the website:
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About the author's illness

... I developed psychosis due to the fact that I had no one to talk to.

... I aimed for a software development job, but I applied for more than 3,000 companies and failed to select documents.

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