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BBC HD sound on R2 Electric proms

 
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nod



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:47 pm    Post subject: BBC HD sound on R2 Electric proms Reply with quote

http://www.dtg.org.uk/news/news.php?class=countries&subclass=0&id=3898
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How odd. There's no mention of what codec they're using or anything to explain what they're actually doing in technological terms. Is this more typical BBC PR puff?
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nod



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did anyone hear the explanation of this on Drivetime ?

The soundman wasn't for saying it was better than FM sound Laughing
with waffle about 46% of those surveyed said it sounded as good as CD

It turned out it's just 320kB with no or little compression, now what's HD about that ? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nod wrote:
It turned out it's just 320kB with no or little compression, now what's HD about that ? Rolling Eyes


I guess 320Kbps without compression is better than 320kbps with compression! I wonder why they settled on the figure 320?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will be broadcast in HD sound 320k AAC and non-optimodded/other generic multiband compressed on the electric proms - as said somewhere on the website.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
It will be broadcast in HD sound 320k AAC and non-optimodded/other generic multiband compressed on the electric proms - as said somewhere on the website.


So it's not going out uncompressed then? AAC is an audio compression system (as used by Apple, among others).
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