Re: Sound file formats for journal (Rick )

Subject: Re: Sound file formats for journal
From:    Rick  <ricknance@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Fri, 14 Sep 2012 09:51:51 +0100

There is mp3HD which is lossless. The advantage being it can be played on any standard mp3 software/device. On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 9:10 AM, Neil Hockley <nh@xxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi everyone, > > I would definitely voice my support for .wav format. The processing involved with MP3 and other compressed formats may create unintentional changes to the stimuli that may be misinterpreted. > > Kind regards > > Neil > > Neil S. Hockley > Senior Development Audiologist > M. Sc. Aud(C) > > Bernafon AG, Switzerland > Morgenstrasse 131, 3018 Bern > Direct +41 31 998 16 25 > E-mail nh@xxxxxxxx > Website > > -----Original Message----- > From: AUDITORY - Research in Auditory Perception [mailto:AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx On Behalf Of Dan Stowell > Sent: 14 September 2012 09:55 > To: AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx > Subject: Re: [AUDITORY] Sound file formats for journal > > Robert, > > It's not clear to me whether you're asking about short-term presentation or long-term archival. I think Etienne's response covers the important points for short-term (although I would point out that MP3 has an overwhelming critical mass of usage, and certainly doesn't rely on flash for playback!). > > For archival, the "TC04" archiving standard (IASA 2009) would recommend that you aim for 24bit / 96 kHz BWAV (BWAV, "Broadcast WAV", is related to ordinary WAV, with some small tweaks to the format for scaleability). > > Best > Dan > > > On 13/09/12 15:54, Robert Zatorre wrote: >> Dear list >> >> In an effort to enhance the Frontiers in Auditory Cognitive >> Neuroscience journal, we would like to enable sounds files to be >> uploaded for reviewers to be able to hear the stimuli used in a given experiment. >> Eventually we would also like to have a means of having these sound >> files embedded directly into the online journal article so that >> readers can hear the stimuli used. (Of course this could apply not >> only to stimuli, but also to other sound files that are part of the >> study, such as recorded vocalizations, speech or musical sounds >> produced under some experimental conditions, and so forth) >> >> My question for you all is what file formats do you think we would >> need to support? The two obvious ones are wav and mp3, but perhaps >> there are others that you may think are important or that have some >> advantages that should also be considered. >> >> Thank you for your thoughts. >> >> PS feel free to send me your comments directly >> >> -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ >> >> Robert J. Zatorre, Ph.D. >> Montreal Neurological Institute >> 3801 University St. >> Montreal, QC Canada H3A 2B4 >> phone: 1-514-398-8903 >> fax: 1-514-398-1338 >> e-mail: robert.zatorre@xxxxxxxx >> web site: > > -- > Dan Stowell > Postdoctoral Research Assistant > Centre for Digital Music > Queen Mary, University of London > Mile End Road, London E1 4NS > > -- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dr. Richard Nance www.PlasticMusic.Net

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