Re: Sound file formats for journal (John ffitch )

Subject: Re: Sound file formats for journal
From:    John ffitch  <jpff@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Fri, 14 Sep 2012 13:29:59 +0100

> Hi, > > I would vote for WAV (i.e. RIFF) or FLAC (the latter because it uses > *lossless* - i.e. bit-exact reversible - compression, is widely accepted, > is > playable with most current media players, and is open source and free of > legal encumbrances). MP3 should definitely *not* be used if the aim of > including the wav files is to allow others to replicate the authors' work, > because it is not lossless. > > I don't think the bit depth or sample rate should be standardised though - > converting the files between the "resolution" used by the authors to any > specific standard will not (usually) be a lossless operation. > > Steve. > More or less what I was going to say. FLAC or WAV. Use of lossy compression may introduce artifacts, or hide things. ==John ff

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