[OT]Software patents end? ??:) light at the end of tunnel

Stroller stroller at stellar.eclipse.co.uk
Fri Nov 28 12:40:24 CET 2008

On 28 Nov 2008, at 11:06, Sean McNeil wrote:
> ...
> I'd like to point out also that the CD source is already lossy in that
> it is a digital representation of analog signals. Recording companies,
> however, compensate for this and work to make the sound output from  
> a CD
> player as ideal as possible,

I understood otherwise:

Google "loudness war" for many other posts on the subject - many of  
these posts are very readable and are complaints from genuine music- 
lovers disappointed with deteriorating audio quality on new releases.

I don't listen to music so much these days - I've just gotten out of  
the habit of it, I guess. But I have fond memories of the very early  
1990s, when CD was still the medium of audiophile choice, and the  
argument against vinyl still raged. I would kick back with a Jimi  
Hendrix remaster and pick out individual instruments to appreciate as  
part of the whole. Each was pure and remarkable - or perhaps that was  
just the spliff - but when I read about how the record companies are  
reducing the dynamic range of the albums they now publish I wonder if  
the same experience would be possible.


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