November 07, 2012
On Tuesday, 6 November 2012 at 08:46:11 UTC, jdrewsen wrote:
> That is great!
>
> I will not be able to attend the conference but I did go for the lousy tshirt pledge.
>
> I live in Europe and wanted to set the shipping address to one of my friends in the US.
> How do you do that?
>

Gotta read the order confirmation email a little closer next time. It's all in there.

/Jonas
November 07, 2012
On Tue, 06 Nov 2012 07:11:19 -0800
Walter Bright <newshound2@digitalmars.com> wrote:

> On 11/6/2012 6:56 AM, Iain Buclaw wrote:
> > I've got a Zoom H1, so it's a lovely little pocket device that can do about 50 hours recording (or 500 if I switch it to mp3 format).
> 
> That'd work fine. It doesn't need to be 320 bit quality!
> 

Yup, AIUI mp3 was designed for voice anyway, that's why music needs to
be cranked up to ridiculous bitrates to not sound shitty when
you're using mp3 instead of a proper general-purpose audio codec like
vorbis or aac.

November 07, 2012
On Wednesday, 7 November 2012 at 21:38:58 UTC, Nick Sabalausky wrote:
> On Tue, 06 Nov 2012 07:11:19 -0800
> Walter Bright <newshound2@digitalmars.com> wrote:
>> That'd work fine. It doesn't need to be 320 bit quality!

> Yup, AIUI mp3 was designed for voice anyway, that's why music needs to be cranked up to ridiculous bitrates to not sound shitty when you're using mp3 instead of a proper general-purpose audio codec like vorbis or aac.

 Both Vorbis and MP3 can be set as VBR (Variable Bit Rate), however I would think that's post processing; If possible I would think you get as high of quality as you can reasonably get, then downgrade it afterwards. If you got 50Gb of space for audio, why not record at 320kbits?

 Thank heavens for MPEG-4 (and AVC/h.264), otherwise video would still be difficult to transmit over the internet at decent speeds.

 If I attend and that's very likely (unless something huge happens... like my death...) then I would bring an external drive or two, meaning drive space during the recording and time there wouldn't be an issue; Although having a backup in case one of the drives fails seems important at that point (losing the only copy would be quite annoying to everyone).
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