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WoW!! MiniDisc's audio quality is very good.
AgentMil
post Jan 11 2002, 10:50
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I just got hold of a Sony MiniDisc Player/Recorder, and I was totally caught off guard by its quality. It sounded totally transparant to my ears and on the headphones I was using. But the crushing blow was when me and my friend plugged it into his car stereo system, the sound output of the MiniDisc is second to none, normally we can hear artifacting when playing back decoded MP3's, thru his CD player, but we could hear no artifacting coming from the MiniDisc sample.

But I have a few questions tho':

1.) I know the MiniDisc compression technique is ATRAC, but is it possible to get a codec for that?

2.) Does this prove that transperancy occurs some where over the 200kbps range? (MiniDisc bitrate is *I THINK* around 220kbits)

3.) What is the general perception of this audio codec?

Cheers
AgentMil

BTW, The MiniDisc absolutely rock, small and light. Ultimately convenient! But realtime encoding does suck!!


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AgentMil
post Jan 11 2002, 11:16
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Cool Thanks Garf!!!

I just got hold of the ATRAC3 codec, it was supposedly released out to the public by according to the Sony website. Unfortunately it is not the ATRAC version.


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- AgentMil   WoW!! MiniDisc's audio quality is very good.   Jan 11 2002, 10:50
- - Garf   QUOTE Originally posted by AgentMil 1.) I know t...   Jan 11 2002, 11:10
- - AgentMil   Cool Thanks Garf!!! I just got hold of the ATRAC3...   Jan 11 2002, 11:16
- - johnicon   I've used to use MiniDisc for about 5 years, inclu...   Jan 11 2002, 11:22
- - feckn_eejit   It's 292kbps. However, that is of course not equa...   Jan 11 2002, 14:42
- - Ruse   I seem to recall that ATRAC is a 5:1 data reductio...   Jan 11 2002, 14:44
- - Ivan Dimkovic   Yes - ATRAC is 288 kbps. I have Sharp 821 minidis...   Jan 11 2002, 15:02
- - helstegt   Let me get this straight; audio on minidisc is alw...   Jan 11 2002, 15:47
- - Ivan Dimkovic   QUOTE Originally posted by helstegt Let me get th...   Jan 11 2002, 15:51
- - jojolapin   QUOTE Originally posted by helstegt Let me get th...   Jan 11 2002, 16:12
- - bryant   QUOTE Originally posted by jojolapin Yes, like o...   Jan 11 2002, 19:10
- - timcupery   The current Real Audio codec uses ATRAC... I don't...   Jan 11 2002, 19:20
- - JohnV   It uses ATRAC3 which is different than high bitrat...   Jan 11 2002, 19:24
- - johnicon   DCC was actually considered better than MiniDisc q...   Jan 11 2002, 19:47
- - AgentMil   Thanks you guys, for the information stream. You g...   Jan 12 2002, 04:41
- - Delirium   QUOTE Originally posted by AgentMil I reduced the...   Jan 12 2002, 07:07
- - AgentMil   Yeah that was where I was heading, when it comes d...   Jan 12 2002, 07:19
- - svzurich   Iriver2 SlimX is firmware upgradable, has lots of ...   Jan 12 2002, 23:08


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