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    Online Fidelity


    This may not be news to some, but its something I just finished testing which lead to this discovery. I've been using this site for years and have taken this aspect for granted or just didn't care. I played a certain sound on this site and heard that it had some lo-fi 'squeaks' or 'rings' or whatever it's called. If I remember correctly, most sounds actually on this site have a little quality issues. Here's the sound ::

    http://freesound.org/people/adamskitek/sounds/33600/

    As you can hear (or maybe not, but some can) there is some lo-fi 'shimmering' going on. Like I said, usually I don't care but this time I wanted to test things out. So I began the download. After a grueling 2 seconds it was on my phone, opened it up in my trusty default sound app, then low & behold... No lo-fi 'crystalization'.

    Just wanted to share this with you guys. Not too sure if this is bad news since I'm exposing a flaw of this site, but it's mostly good news to me. I'm sure there's a lot of variance depending on the sound, user, server, satellite etc. Either way, let's try to be conscious of our fidelity and keep a precise clarity as an inate quality. At this point in our global intra-web maturity, we have the means to kiss 💋 that lo-fi 'rust' off to a deep dark past.~

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    Hi Andre,

    There are other posts noting this problem with more opinions and ideas.

    Here are some links-

    http://freesound.org/forum/bug-reports-errors-and-feature-requests/40159/
    http://freesound.org/forum/bug-reports-errors-and-feature-requests/40376/
    http://freesound.org/forum/freesound-project/40460/

    Personally I think the easiest solution is to put an information box (or a mouse-over "hover" caption on the link) on pages contain previews warning of the poor quality as somebody suggested.

    Wibby

    Heaven in the sky is to die for, Heaven on earth is to live for.
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    Cool, I just wanted to write something. It is somewhat of an issue, but personally i just re-process the sound to give it a new fidelity. I'll check out those links.

    I like your quote "Heaven in the sky is to die for, Heaven on earth is to live for."

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    AndreOnate wrote:
    I like your quote "Heaven in the sky ......."

    Thanks,

    One of my alter-egos used to think up quirky snippets when younger. Then I went off alcohol and it all stopped.

    Wibby

    Heaven in the sky is to die for, Heaven on earth is to live for.

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