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Kevin MarksPerson was signed in when posted
09-12-2004
04:04 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 54
This is extrapolating the wrong things.
2000 hours of your favorite music? I don't think anyone can have 30,000 favorite songs.
The correct extrapolation is that as the size of storage increases, compression becomes irrelevant.
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Kevin MarksPerson was signed in when posted
09-12-2004
04:01 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 52
Uncompressed audio does.
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Kevin MarksPerson was signed in when posted
09-12-2004
03:59 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 45
surely you mean 'the drawback of copyright-protected songs'
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Kevin MarksPerson was signed in when posted
09-12-2004
03:58 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 39
WAV is streamable if your connection is fast enough or it uses a more compressed codec.
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Kevin MarksPerson was signed in when posted
09-12-2004
03:57 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 38
WAV files are not necessarily uncompressed; they can use arbitrary codecs.
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Tomben
09-12-2004
03:53 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 34
End file size is not statically 1/10th. Most codecs allow you to specify bit rates to compress at. Higher bit rates == higher quality == more space used. The difference between codecs is in size and quality at a specific bit rate of encoding.
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Kevin MarksPerson was signed in when posted
09-12-2004
03:53 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 32
Have to? Must? This is very odd language. The worlds dominant music format - CD-Audio - is uncompressed and has no DRM.
DRM Destroys value - people will pay less for a DRM'd file than an open one.
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Kevin MarksPerson was signed in when posted
09-12-2004
03:51 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 30
This is a misunderstanding. The lossless compression algorithms can very rarely exceed the 2:1 ratios seen on this kind of data.
2:1 is not that much of an advantage, and give the rate of growth of storage pre dollar , soon becomes redundant.
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Kevin MarksPerson was signed in when posted
09-12-2004
03:48 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 18
That 40GB iPod is the same price as a 5GB one was 2 years ago, and holds as much uncompressed data as the 5GB holds compressed. The trend is away from compression and back to raw. See http://epeus.blogspot.com/2004_01_01_epeus...#107407444953585472 for more.
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Kevin MarksPerson was signed in when posted
09-12-2004
03:46 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 12
Existing wifi is plenty broad enough for moving DVD data around.
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Kevin MarksPerson was signed in when posted
09-12-2004
03:44 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 9
These are disjoint algorithms. The copy protection code is usually independent of the compression format.
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Kevin MarksPerson was signed in when posted
09-12-2004
03:43 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 6
This confuses file formats with compression algorithms. WAV and Ogg are file formats that can contain various codecs. WMA is too, but it has been marketed by MS as synonymous with their latest codec too.
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Kevin MarksPerson was signed in when posted
09-12-2004
03:41 PM ET (US)
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