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by sturock / July 1, 2004 1:27 AM PDT

I have dwnlded many trks form various free sites such as: cnet's, the old mp3.com, ampcast. mp3.com.au,
and on several trks mostly the space and quiet ambient ones,there is Lo and Hi peaks distortion. It is as if the gain is to hi but overall trk volume is normal.
I am using old P II process,SB Live soundcard, Nero burning rom. drivers and updates are current. It is a pain because the music is great until the distortion occurs, ruins whole song! Help please with any thoughts
Sturoc2

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Re: Download distortion
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 1, 2004 2:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Download distortion

EXACT links to said track please.

Just so you know, many free tracks are purposely mangled so one can decide if they like the tune and then to go buy it.

With what's in your post, no one can see if the track is indeed mangled or it's your issue.

Bob

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Re: Download distortion
by sturock / July 1, 2004 11:43 AM PDT

Hey Bob
Thanks for the reply. the exact address of trk is ampcast.com/LST-61328-MUS-24-4128930-1-1-0-DLZTOODLGXJDLAJ/Mind_Flow_Live_pt_1.m3u

I have DSL 256k spd. Win 2000 pro, P II
If you listen or dwnld trk the vocal distorts a various points during hi or loud notes.This is a free trk with otherwise good quality. Not much for sale from artist.
Thanks for any advice.
Sturock

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Re: Download distortion
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 2, 2004 1:16 AM PDT

"Invalid Timestamp" was at that link so I can't look or hear what it is. The reason it would be nice is to find out if the same happens here.

Bob

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Re: Download distortion/Link for Bob
by Ed Mead Forum moderator / July 2, 2004 4:44 AM PDT
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Re: Download distortion
by Ed Mead Forum moderator / July 2, 2004 4:25 AM PDT

I download the song from ampcast and it's only a 64KBps, mono, Xing (old) encoded mp3 file. What do you expect from a low quality mp3? Of course it sounds bad.

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Re: Download distortion
by Ed Mead Forum moderator / July 2, 2004 4:38 AM PDT

Size: 6331051 bytes
Header found at: 2104 bytes
Length: 791 seconds
MPEG 1.0 layer 3
Size: 6183KB
Original Size: 68131KB
Compression Ratio: 11 to 1 (9%)
64kbit, 30427 frames
44100Hz Mono
CRCs: No
Copyrighted: No
Original: No
Emphasis: None
Encoded by: iTunes v2.0.4

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You're right. 64Kbit, Mono... Just trash it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 2, 2004 5:38 AM PDT

Nothing wrong with your machine. Most likely a demo to see if people would want a good copy or CD.

Bob

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Distort...
by sturock / July 2, 2004 10:37 AM PDT

Thanks Bob for your help on this one. I will look carefully at a trk's details if it comes up again somewhere else.
Thanks again.
STU

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Ed did the real work.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 2, 2004 1:47 PM PDT
In reply to: Distort...

He deciphered the link as well as provided the bitrate and such details.

Bob

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Re: Download distortion
by sturock / July 2, 2004 10:36 AM PDT

Thanks Ed for your help on that one. I will look carefully at a trk's details if it occurs again somewhere else.
Thanks again.
Stu

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