Author Topic: [Mumbles Music Library] Dick Hieronymus - Mumbles Music Archive Sampler (WAV)  (Read 1273 times)

kimhill

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Both formats WAV and flac on Bandcamp. Then also available on streaming and mp3 download places. The master files are WAV's (which I got from the label for this posting).

I had no idea- any idea why they post WAV? WAV is often frustrating- metadata/tags aren't as well-supported as w/FLAC, and I often find myself needing to manually re-enter all the song info. To say nothing of the excess size, for no increase in sound quality. Just puzzled…

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Very nice presentation PL...I'm not unknown to Mr. Hieronymus works but presented here in this excellent package it's a real treat...will keep an open ear to what follows...

Really enjoying this share PL...Thank you and thanks to whomever is concerned...

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I had no idea- any idea why they post WAV? WAV is often frustrating- metadata/tags aren't as well-supported as w/FLAC, and I often find myself needing to manually re-enter all the song info. To say nothing of the excess size, for no increase in sound quality. Just puzzled…

Why they include WAV on Bandcamp is to give the customer a choice, which I think is great (if that's what you were asking?). If you meant the label giving me WAV...that's because WAV still is and always will be the source lossless digital file from an analog transfer. They are then converted to FLAC, mp3, etc by the stores for sale or stream.

I for one like WAV's over FLAC because I still listen to music on CD's via home stereo, not on portable devices or computers like most do today (that's the audiophle in me). And for me, burning discs from FLAC is a major time consuming pain in the rear cause they have to be re-converted back to WAV. Different strokes for different folks  ;)

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Very nice presentation PL...I'm not unknown to Mr. Hieronymus works but presented here in this excellent package it's a real treat...will keep an open ear to what follows...

Really enjoying this share PL...Thank you and thanks to whomever is concerned...

Glad you're enjoying it! And the thanks really goes to Dick Hieronymus himself who gave the permission to give this away here at LMT to promote his vintage library music and scores :)

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…WAV still is and always will be the source lossless digital file from an analog transfer.

They are both sources, unless a software problem occurred, in which case, most likely you have additional problems. Digital data in WAV = Digital data in FLAC.

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I for one like WAV's over FLAC because I still listen to music on CD's via home stereo, not on portable devices or computers like most do today (that's the audiophile in me).

The two are the same, so I don't see why CDs an are audiophile thing. In each case you need a quality DAC.

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And for me, burning discs from FLAC is a major time consuming pain in the rear cause they have to be re-converted back to WAV.

There are super simple/fast batch audio converters that convert WAV <> FLAC – just drag and drop. Although again, I don't understand going from files to CD, when they are literally the exact same bits & bytes. I believe that some CD burner software accepts FLAC files directly which would remove the need for a FLAC conversion

Acquiring WAV files isn't the problem it once was, with good bandwidth. But it also means you need space to back up around twice as much data. And the metadata is spotty with WAV – if one cares about tags, the potential for time consuming pain is much greater, compared to simple format conversions.
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I don't see why CDs an are audiophile thing.

CD's arn't, but listening on home stereo is for me (I don't have the technology to play files on a home stereo - i'm very old school).

My computer speakers/monitors are good for mastering, restoration, casual listening, etc. But when I REALLY wanna enjoy music, my Pioneer tower speakers that I bought in 1989 blow em away by a million. And that's where the home made CD's come in.

What programs do ya know of that can burn FLAC to audio CD without any long conversion delay? Def interested to know if it'll save me time. Regarding metadata...none of that matters to me. As long as the music is there in lossless, that's all I want  ;)

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What programs do ya know of that can burn FLAC to audio CD without any long conversion delay? Def interested to know if it'll save me time. Regarding metadata...none of that matters to me. As long as the music is there in lossless, that's all I want  ;)

XLD works like a charm. No issues burning FLAC to audio CD, quickly and efficiently -- but that's just for Mac.
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What programs do ya know of that can burn FLAC to audio CD without any long conversion delay?

All of them. There's no conversion delay – it happens in realtime, just like when you play FLAC files on your computer.

CD-Rs can degrade over time. Storing music as data files is the best way to insure lasting quality. And there are tons of products to play files on your Pioneer tower speakers. Lots of good DACs to choose from.

https://www.howtogeek.com/682807/the-cds-you-burned-are-going-bad-heres-what-you-need-to-do/

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What is a DAC?
"Everything You Need to Know About Digital-to-Analog Converters"

https://www.moon-audio.com/what-is-a-dac

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XLD works like a charm. No issues burning FLAC to audio CD, quickly and efficiently -- but that's just for Mac.

I use XLD too. One handy thing I did was to increase "Maximum#Threads" in preferences. Depending on your Mac, 8 or 16 is likely an improvement. For me, FLAC <> WAV/(AIFF), already really fast, became almost instantaneous for an album's worth of files.

Also, XLD supports the new Apple M1 silicon. With M1 Macs & SSD, conversion may be too fast to see a progress bar.

Just noticed this is post #440 for me. I should format that as audio.  ;)

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