How to check quality of MP3 files
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    Default How to check quality of MP3 files

    So I was DJing with a friend of mine & I kept complaining about his shitty Mp3 files, I mean the track selection was tasty but the sound..ouch!

    Anyway, he did some research and came back with this!
    http://www.walterdevos.be/how-to-che...ty-of-mp3-file

    Freakin fantastic and it works :eek:

    I found a freeware spectrum analyzer over at http://www.spek-project.org/. This is great to confirm your suspicions about your dodgy files before drilling a hole in everybody's head on the massive soundsystems.

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    Nice find.
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    or just pay for your tunes. crazy idea i know.
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    you could also use your ears, they are what most people would use, you shouldn't need to rely on a computer program to tell you what something sounds like, once you start you will never develop the ability to do it naturally.

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    ahh yes spectrals i had a program that some one made at an audio forum that was made to spot trannys(transcodes :P) it would basically analyze the spectral of a track and tell you what the original quality was . it was pretty useful, but i forgot the name of it

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    Still that is pretty interesting!
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    also this reminds me... i need to check my top40 collection for transcodes. i had a subscription with DMS but canceled when i started noticing that some of the songs i was getting from there sounded like complete crap... if i come across that program again i'll be sure to post it here.

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    I understand that 'once compressed/lost - always lost', but what if one has a track (a legitimate paid for one Jes ) that is only available in 256kbps (the extended mix of "Torch" by Soft Cell) - can that file be 'enhanced'? I see lots of reference to Audacity, which I have not used, but do have the latest version of Nero.
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    Audacity is free dude!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPopinjay View Post
    Audacity is free dude!
    Prefer Nero Mr.P, but Audacity sure seems the choice here. But, will I get an 'enhanced' version of my 256kbps file with EITHER?
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