best archiver? (for music)
kline at thought.org
Sat Mar 14 22:11:20 PDT 2009
On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 05:18:06AM +0100, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> > listened-to (kttsd) the man lame. Then surfed around; then came
> > back to the man page and read the several examples. So: the idea
> > is that lame ["just"] converts WAV files to mp3. There is a
> as every good unix tool - it does exactly what is supposed to do.
> nobody forbids you to make your script that do what you want with lame and
> say cdda2wav
> > Given the availability of compression these days, it makes me
> > wonder why telephone conversations still sound so 'tinny'. But
> > then, that's another matter.
> with right configured speex codec phone talks sounds actually better than
> uncompressed :)
That's the idea: take telephone/voice @ what? 4kbps? -- it was
something very narrow bandwidth so the phone companies could
squueze more speech into each wire. Anyway, given 4k or whatever
bits/sec, built in a single chip into each new phone to compress
and uncompress. And up the quality of the speaker!
Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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