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Audio Encoding Specifications Article Not Found

Audio Encoding Specifications Article Not Found






iPhone 11 Pro

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iOS 14.4.2


My Question or Issue

Hi, I’m not sure if this is the correct forum to contact but my inquiry is about Spotify’s audio file encoding specifications. I could be wrong, but I believe a remember reading a support article on Spotify for Artists talking about a bunch of the technical specifications on what encoding parameters and formats Spotify accepts when and artist submits their music through their digital distributor or label. 

If I remember, I believe the article mentioned specifically what sample rates do they accept, what bit depth is preferred, what are the codecs that are supported. I feel like that article may have been deleted because the current article now just briefly mentions a couple technical details on Artists for Spotify such as the codecs they accept (FLAC & WAV) and what codecs they transcode it to deliverable format but it stops there. The current article is called: Audio file formats for Spotify.

Can someone explain what’s going on?  I could be completely wrong and maybe there wasn’t an article that technically descriptive but I’m sure I read it before.

Did it get deleted? I would like to know why I can’t find a descriptive article that breaks down all of the technical encoding specifications and guidelines to what audio coding formats Spotify accepts and how to deliver it to the service.

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Also, is there a possibility that the descriptive article may have gotten deleted in order to prepare for the launch of Spotify HiFi?  Again, I don’t know for sure, I’m just trying to make any educated guesses. 

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