« on: April 01, 2008, 05:27:55 PM »
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NO ONE has become rich selling records (except Vangelis, probably, and only if you consider the pompous Greek an ambient artist).
BTW, does anyone know what is the source of the region discrepancy? Why does this hold true for DVDs but not CDs? Just curious...
Damn, I'm lost reading between the "jump to conclusions" game, and the "let's bust those who jump to conclusions" game. I'll play the latter game, and remind Loren of the time he tried to jump me (yes, a card-carrying member) in a case of mistaken identitiy once. I satirically referred to Roach as a 'sell out', because, well, we had a couple infamous forum members a few years back who labeled him as such. Loren totally misunderstood my joke, and well, y'all know how the rest goes
[...] and immediately got jumped by a couple of SR card-carrying thugs [...]
Presumably those SR cards are available from http://www.steveroach.com in a range of dinky shamanic and fractal designs for the New Dreamtime Thug
So, here's my decision. Which makes the most sense, economically and which nets me the best quality end product?
1) Buy the UK sets and then buy the cheapest possible region-free DVD player? (anyone know how much that will cost?). If I do this, can I watch it on a non-PAL TV, which is what my TV is (I wasn't even aware that TVs had regions but I guess they do?)
I don't think I'd have to be "highly" cynical unless I had good reason to be, and judging by the fact the label itself is stuck with what, 1,000 copies that aren't selling forcing them to practically give it away,
and then discovering, by coincidence, 80 sets of only the other two discs...when I read the "explanation" for all of this my intelligence was insulted.
The description states Projekt decided to scrap the idea of reissuing the other two to "focus on other SR projects." Is this really the case? . . . Sorry, I guess my cynicism sometimes gets the best of me.
Loren, thanks for looking more into the .iso format. Perhaps I'm not as idealistic about it as I was before. It's frustrating that there is a standard and yet companies don't adhere to it even when they use that "standard".
Disc Description Protocol (DDP) files are delivered as data on a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM. The error correction employed on data discs is designed to be more robust than that of audio CDs. This ensures that the audio master that the plant gets will not have any errors in the data.
I've never heard any "jittering" either.
Going by the more restrictive definition, an "ISO" is created by copying an entire disc, from sector 0 to the end, into a file. Because the image file contains "cooked" 2048-byte sectors and nothing else, it isn't possible to store anything but a single data track in this fashion. Audio tracks, mixed-mode discs, CD+G, multisession, and other fancy formats can't be represented.
There's no difference in the 1's and 0's going onto the disc.
I like what Johnny Greenwood (Radiohead) said about audio....
when I was 15-25, I NEVER listened to the music my parents listened to. No one could even imagine a party in 1979 where everyone was sitting around listening to Nat King Cole, Buck Owens, or Stan Getz. I do now, but back then, no way. We had our own music to listen to.
My experience of CDs is that both CDr and pressed CDs last equally well ... in fact I've had more trouble with pressed ones going bad in my collection.
There is no real difference in audio quality due to the actual disc itself. In fact, if anyone is sitting there straining to hear the supposed "differences" between the two then they are really missing out on the experience the music offers. It's all about the mastering.