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I was having a discussion with a friend who seems to think that mp3 files loose their quality over time.

For example, an mp3 file decoded in 2000 would sound much worse in 2010 due to loss of quality over this time.

To me, this does not sound correct at all. A file is a file and it doesn't degrade over time (like a tape recording for example).

Thoughts?

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  # 611352 18-Apr-2012 18:46
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LOL no.

But saying that. I have mps'3 that were recorded in around 1996, I did them myself from CD and it would sometimes take 6-12hours to encode a single CD. Back then my PC's processing power was not good enough to encode them at a high bit rate, they were done at 64-128kbit/s . Files were roughly around 2-3MB in size per song, todays mp3 are normally done at a higher bitrate and at least 6-7MB in size, and ripping a CD to mp3's these days can take a few minutes


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  # 611353 18-Apr-2012 18:46
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It's digital. It will stay intact forever till it's there like the day you first got it.




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  # 611357 18-Apr-2012 18:51
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Wat? o_O




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"MP3 is ?lossy?. What this means is that for each year the MP3 sits on your hard drive, it will lose roughly 12kbps, assuming you have SATA ? it?s about 15kbps on IDE, but only 7kbps on SCSI, due to rotational velocidensity."

My mate just pointed me to this comment he found online.

It obviously doesn't make sense...

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  # 611387 18-Apr-2012 19:18
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simon14: "MP3 is ?lossy?. What this means is that for each year the MP3 sits on your hard drive, it will lose roughly 12kbps, assuming you have SATA ? it?s about 15kbps on IDE, but only 7kbps on SCSI, due to rotational velocidensity."

My mate just pointed me to this comment he found online.

It obviously doesn't make sense...



BWAHAHAHAHA!

sorry... someone has a broken sarcasm meter.



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  # 611391 18-Apr-2012 19:20
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lol -

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  # 611398 18-Apr-2012 19:25
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simon14: "MP3 is ?lossy?. What this means is that for each year the MP3 sits on your hard drive, it will lose roughly 12kbps, assuming you have SATA ? it?s about 15kbps on IDE, but only 7kbps on SCSI, due to rotational velocidensity."

My mate just pointed me to this comment he found online.

It obviously doesn't make sense...


that is a really good point.

my txt file saved in 2001 has become 1 sentence shorter (total of 10 sentences). i always wonder why this happen... thank you for this info





 
 
 
 


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  # 611405 18-Apr-2012 19:34
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Did your friend check what date the information was posted on?

Just a thought ;)




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  # 611409 18-Apr-2012 19:37
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Is this conversation actually happening?!?!?
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  # 611411 18-Apr-2012 19:37
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Thanks, this is all the evidence i require to rest my case.

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  # 611417 18-Apr-2012 19:43
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Tell your friend that a wound up clock is heavier than an unwound clock
 

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  # 611419 18-Apr-2012 19:45
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Bahahaha awesome April fools day gag

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  # 611594 19-Apr-2012 00:08
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I guess he's right in a backwards way. As everything else relative to the mp3 from a handful of years ago gets more awesome, it will sound worse and worse. I figure if you had the first colour TV in the world, it would have looked awesome compared to what was available, but if you never upgraded your TV with the new technology, your picture would suck compared to my LED TV.

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  # 611596 19-Apr-2012 00:18
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Check the date that any article on MP3s losing their quality was published, as I am sure they exist. I am sure it will say April the 1st.

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# 611607 19-Apr-2012 02:10
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oh noze mah i chunze!!

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