Author Topic: Fakin The Funk - Detecting Transcodes  (Read 512 times)


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Fakin The Funk - Detecting Transcodes
« on: March 18, 2019, 01:01:55 AM »
This was introduced to me on another site. I've always found it a pain in the neck to use Audacity to determine if tracks are transcodes. This is not perfect, but I've found it to be pretty reliable. I am in no way, shape or form associated with this product myself. Just thought it would be useful to folks here.


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Re: Fakin The Funk - Detecting Transcodes
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 04:21:05 PM »
I do all sorts of audio work and I have to constantly properly determine an audio's true quality. As such, I have two recommendations over that site, which I've tried before and aren't a fan of:

#1- Spek (FREE - A small, cross platform, and simple spectrum analyser.
  • Supports all popular lossy and lossless audio file formats thanks to the FFmpeg libraries.
  • Ultra-fast signal processing, uses multiple threads to further speed up the analysis.
  • Shows the codec name and the audio signal parameters.
  • Allows to save the spectrogram as an image file.
  • Drag-and-drop support; associates with common audio file formats.
  • Auto-fitting time, frequency and spectral density rulers.
  • Adjustable spectral density range.
  • Translated into 19 languages.

#2- Adobe Audition (PAID): If you already have Audition, there's a built in option by going to View -> Show Spectral Frequency Display. This is the one I live by.