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A Re-Encode or NOT ?

hey,

i've been listening to Norah Jones for some days now, one particular album
which i've d/l some ages ago. it came as ape/cue package.

and everytime when i listened to it i got abit cocky about some parts
which sounded crappy for an ape encoded cd.

today it sounded that cocky, like having mp3 artefacts on some places (highs/voices)
that i had to use aucdtect and the tool told me the following:

x:\>aucdtect -m0 cdimage.wav
auCDtect: CD records authenticity detector, version 0.8.2
Copyright © 2004 Oleg Berngardt. All rights reserved.
Copyright © 2004 Alexander Djourik. All rights reserved.
------------------------------------------------------------
Processing file:        [CDImage.wav]
Data analysis:          [100%]
------------------------------------------------------------
This track looks like MPEG with probability 95%


this does mean it was an mp3 before, or not?

if so, i am very pissed off cos i already storaged it onto dvd..

on the other side, back then i hadn't had the audio hardware/equip i have now,
thus i couldn't hear it back then  ..

so what do you think?

A Re-Encode or NOT ?

Reply #1
Decode a piece of the APE to WAV and do a frequency analysis in Audacity. If you see a lowpass, you'll know what you have.

A Re-Encode or NOT ?

Reply #2
if so, i am very pissed off cos i already storaged it onto dvd..

I don't consider the quality of illegal downloads something to get pissed off about.

Quality of legally bought CDs is another matter.
Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind.

A Re-Encode or NOT ?

Reply #3
I don't consider the quality of illegal downloads something to get pissed off about.

Quality of legally bought CDs is another matter.


i am pissed off because of the wasted dvd space not about the fact
that i had downloaded some crap

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Reply #4
Decode a piece of the APE to WAV and do a frequency analysis in Audacity. If you see a lowpass, you'll know what you have.


ok done that on 3 different songs of the album.

it looks like a lowpass, yeah. the last frequency is at about 16-18khz with a dB of -73 to -103 or so.

so that means i have a transcode of an mp3 album, right ?

A Re-Encode or NOT ?

Reply #5
ok done that on 3 different songs of the album.

it looks like a lowpass, yeah. the last frequency is at about 16-18khz with a dB of -73 to -103 or so.

so that means i have a transcode of an mp3 album, right ?

In all liklihood, yes.

A Re-Encode or NOT ?

Reply #6
Was there a log file included with the original files? Just curious.
EAC>1)fb2k>LAME3.99 -V 0 --vbr-new>WMP12 2)MAC-Extra High

A Re-Encode or NOT ?

Reply #7
Off Topic:

In the early days of Hydrogenaudio.org the answer to questions like these would be the suggestion simply to re-rip the files from your own original CD...

A Re-Encode or NOT ?

Reply #8
hey,

i've been listening to Norah Jones for some days now, one particular album
which i've d/l some ages ago. it came as ape/cue package.

...

so what do you think?


I think you should buy the original CD instead of downloading supposedly lossless CD images.
The name was Plex The Ripper, not Jack The Ripper

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Reply #9
Was there a log file included with the original files? Just curious.


yes there was, here it is:

Quote
EAC extraction logfile from 20. January 2005, 23:17 for CD
Norah Jones / Feels Like Home

Used drive  : d0okie  CD/DVD-ROM  Adapter: 2  ID: 0
Read mode  : Secure with C2, accurate stream, disable cache
Read offset correction : 0
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No

Used output format : Monkey's Audio Lossless Encoder v3.99 DLL
                    High Lossless Compression

Other options      :
    Fill up missing offset samples with silence : No
    Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
    Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000


Range status and errors
Selected range
    Filename ..\Norah Jones - Feels like Home\CDImage.ape

    Peak level 100.0 %
    Range quality 100.0 %
    CRC DA108E96
    Copy OK

No errors occured

End of status report


surprisingly the ape file is only 208mb big ?!

I think you should buy the original CD instead of downloading supposedly lossless CD images.


try before buy?? ..

i am no leecher or so. i also have lot's of originals.
back then i never heard anythign than sunrise of norah jones..

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Reply #10
As various members have already stated, discussion regarding illegally gained material is frowned upon here.

Thread closed.
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