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Re: Mini-discs: To the point...(OT)

SoundFNR@aol.com wrote:
><someone else said>
><The ATRAC encoding is very sophisticated and uses multiple
><strategies to make sure that most of the information lost

><is information that you could never possibly hear.
>but when I recorded grasshoppers at the foot of a cliff
>they somehow got lost, although I could hear them through headphones while
>there was  alot of other noise about (from the sea) so I guess the ATRAC
>handle it.

that's the classic sort of thing that ATRAC handles badly.
or any compression method for that matter.

if you think that a random string of audio bits would
be the hardest to compress, surf and noise are pretty
damn close to a string of random bits!