26-09-2012 06:32 PM
I read that 99% of all material is encoded in 320kpbs. But why is the sound quality of a lot of songs so terrible? Just one example: Emeli Sandé – My Kind of Love
It sounds destroyed, especially after 45s! Where do they get their material from before they encode it? What is going on here?
26-09-2012 07:57 PM
26-09-2012 08:40 PM
Thanks for listening. But how can it be "Hardware Acceleration" if other music plays completeley fine. I turned it off, restarted Spotify, but of course there was no difference. Also I have Premium and enabled high quality a long time ago. So that is not the problem. I listened to the same track on my Android, and it is the same problem as on my desktop (and I also chose high/extreme quality there).
So...I am sorry but I find it hard to believe that you can't hear that crackling noise. I'm really not that demanding because other songs play fine for my ears. Can I ask how you listen to the music? With headphones? The problems I hear in other songs are either crackling noises, clipping or overcompression. And the latter has nothing to do with the encoding process. Therefore my question: Where do you get the music from before you encode it? I am not trying to be too clever or too demanding, it just find the quality so annoying that I have to turn it off or listen to another album. And that is a bit disappointing for me as a paying customer.
27-09-2012 09:40 AM
27-09-2012 04:45 PM
Thank you very much. So the problem is the original file from the label. I hope they have a good look at how they process their material and what they send to you in the future. Or maybe they just want us to buy the CD to have "ultimate" quality? ;-)
Anyway, thanks again for your time.
27-09-2012 05:54 PM
Sorry to be a pedant, but Ogg Vorbis is not a lossless format. I think what you mean is that the labels send you tracks in a lossless format like FLAC and you then re-encode it to Ogg Vorbis at several different quality levels.
I thought I better clear that up before the real audiofile nutjobs turn up and start spouting pages worth of scientific formulae just to prove a point ;-)
29-09-2012 09:35 AM
15-11-2012 07:42 PM
What sound quality am I getting as an unlimted subscirber? It is noticeably poorer than the music I download. Most of my music is Flac, VO or 320
I'd personally expect to be getting a lossless sound quality from a music service that I'm subscribing too.
15-11-2012 10:52 PM
Yes that song is horrible to listen to - luckily i dont care much for the artist either!
My problem is that songs I have keep getting changed and I know that's not your fault but most have been ruinied by being " remastered"
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