I totally agree Bob - and I think that the time has come to say
something about it. It does not have to be adversarial and in fact a
"high quality" download is something that else the distributors can
sell - but we need to stand up and say - "wait a minute" - there are
some of us who want quality and are paying for it, and do not feel
that we are getting what we are paying for. There is NO question that
AAC files are very inferior as compared to what was previously
distributed. People need to be aware of the issue, educated as to
what the differences are, and given the option to vote (with their
wallet) for higher quality. Distributors must be made to see that
offering high quality enhances their image as a high quality company
and that the marginal cost to distribute high quality files as
opposed to severely compressed ones is almost unmeasurable. They need
to understand that arguing for low quality is not where they want to
be in the marketplace. It is a persuasive argument - and one that our
field should rally around.
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On Jan 25, 2008, at 10:52 AM, Bob Olhsson wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From Jim Lindner: "...With the hundreds of articles I
> have been reading on the changes in media distribution (literally
> hundreds and is this a REALLY big surprise??) I have not read one -
> not one - that makes any mention of the fact that the quality of the
> recordings being distributed by download are significantly compressed
> and poorer then those distributed on media..."
> This is because most of those so-called articles are actually press
> from the folks promoting download technology.
> Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
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