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Sebastian Mares
post Dec 3 2009, 13:47
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This post is to inform you that listening-tests.info will close within the next weeks. The reasons for this decision are various and I don't want to go too deep into detail.

After the last test, a lot of people complained that the page is not very user-friendly which I have to admit is true. However, unfortunately I don't have the time and to be honest also the skills to improve the situation on my own. I asked several times in public if anyone might be willing to give me a helping hand with creating a new layout and how to write better how-tos, but never received any reply.
Also, several people complained that now that I work for Nero, future results might be faked to let Nero appear in better light (of course I would never do something like this).
Beside this, conducting successful tests became rather difficult because only few people are willing to invest time and test the samples - most people only want to see results without putting any effort, which is quite sad.
Broadband Internet and storage space also got cheap in the meanwhile and a lot of people either use lossless codecs to store their music or they encode at bitrates which are transparent for most users. If 128 kbps was such a big challenge, you can imagine that 192 kbps or higher is simply untestable. The demand for 96 or 80 kbps is no longer here.

Anyways, I would appreciate it if somebody from Hydrogenaudio could "port" the existing results to the Wiki so that the results are not lost. In case a HA admin is willing to host the site as-is, I could also provide the whole site as ZIP.

Cheers,
Sebastian Mares

This post has been edited by Sebastian Mares: Dec 3 2009, 13:53


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Sebastian Mares
post Dec 3 2009, 14:44
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I prepared a 7z containing the whole site. If a HA admin / moderator is willing to create a mirror here, drop me a line via PM.


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- Sebastian Mares   Closing listening-tests.info   Dec 3 2009, 13:47
- - 2Bdecided   I think it would be useful to archive it as-is her...   Dec 3 2009, 14:12
- - Sebastian Mares   I prepared a 7z containing the whole site. If a HA...   Dec 3 2009, 14:44
- - Sebastian Mares   I also got in touch with rjamorim and he is also l...   Dec 3 2009, 14:47
|- - Zarggg   QUOTE (Sebastian Mares @ Dec 3 2009, 08:4...   Dec 3 2009, 16:45
- - Canar   I think this needs to be done. I will talk to the ...   Dec 3 2009, 15:47
- - Garf   Should be no problem to host the sites as is. Are ...   Dec 3 2009, 22:46
|- - Sebastian Mares   QUOTE (Garf @ Dec 3 2009, 22:46) Should b...   Dec 4 2009, 09:44
|- - Garf   QUOTE (Sebastian Mares @ Dec 4 2009, 09:4...   Jan 4 2010, 20:37
- - Axon   I'll host and/or store a backup of the files o...   Dec 3 2009, 23:17
- - MichaelW   Could I thank Sebastian for all the work he has do...   Dec 4 2009, 00:27
- - Sebastian Mares   BTW, another problem is that schnofler apparently ...   Dec 6 2009, 22:53
- - IgorC   QUOTE (Sebastian Mares @ Dec 3 2009, 09:4...   Dec 8 2009, 18:34
- - Sebastian Mares   Cool, thanks for hosting Garf. Anyone intersted ...   Jan 4 2010, 21:21
|- - Soap   QUOTE (Sebastian Mares @ Jan 4 2010, 15:2...   Feb 23 2010, 01:20
- - Sebastian Mares   Could a moderator please split this thread into ...   Jan 5 2010, 21:45
|- - Alex B   QUOTE (Sebastian Mares @ Jan 5 2010, 22:4...   Jan 6 2010, 11:41
- - Sebastian Mares   Domain will be closed on 25. February 2010.   Jan 27 2010, 21:47
- - Sebastian Mares   The site is online for five more days. In case any...   Feb 19 2010, 10:35
|- - C.R.Helmrich   QUOTE (Sebastian Mares @ Feb 19 2010, 11...   Feb 20 2010, 08:10
- - Alex B   Sebastian, In order to keep your valuable test re...   Feb 22 2010, 22:14
- - Sebastian Mares   http://listening-tests.info/4mirrors.7z Links sho...   Feb 22 2010, 22:46
- - Alex B   Thanks, I'll upload it ASAP.   Feb 22 2010, 22:52
- - Alex B   It's done. http://listeningtests.t35.com/ (al...   Feb 22 2010, 23:49
|- - Sebastian Mares   QUOTE (Alex B @ Feb 22 2010, 23:49) Sebas...   Feb 23 2010, 14:58
- - Sebastian Mares   No idea if it's still possible to keep the dom...   Feb 23 2010, 09:55
- - Alex B   I added Roberto's site from the Wayback Machin...   Feb 24 2010, 09:00
- - Alex B   I have now uploaded the 2725 individual result fil...   Feb 24 2010, 17:10
- - Sebastian Mares   Thanks for your work Alex.   Feb 24 2010, 19:14
- - Alex B   t35.com seems to be down at the moment. They ...   Feb 25 2010, 11:29
- - Alex B   Status report: listeningtests.t35.com works again...   Feb 25 2010, 11:46
- - Sebastian Mares   listening-tests.info is down as you can see. Would...   Feb 25 2010, 18:26
- - Alex B   R.I.P. listening-tests.info At least both new ...   Feb 25 2010, 19:40
- - IgorC   Thank you very much for preserving valuable inform...   Mar 3 2010, 03:51
- - Garf   I finally got off my ass, and archived the site he...   Mar 6 2010, 14:28
- - Canar   Hooray! Thanks, Garf.   Mar 6 2010, 17:20
- - Sebastian Mares   Awesome, thanks Garf!   Mar 18 2010, 17:32
- - Alex B   FYI, My mirror site is now available only at http...   Oct 4 2011, 11:20


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