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How Good Is Spotify's Audio Quality? · Baron Schwartz's Website
Various streaming services (Spotify) use lossy formats (Ogg Vorbis); various audio-casting devices (Chromecast) use other lossy formats (AAC). Crappy audio quality issues ensue.
chromecast  ogg-vorbis  aac  audio  lossy-encoding  compression  noise  fail  spotify 
march 2018 by jm
Universal Music Group adding audible "watermarks"
including on paid-for, losslessly-compressed digital audio music files:
Why isn't UMG's watermark talked about more? Maybe people think the audio quality problems are due to some kind of lossy compression, as I did, and ignore it completely, or blame the streaming service/distributor. The problem here is that the UMG watermark degrades the audio to about the equivalent of a 96 kbit MP3. My guess is that if consumers were informed about what is going on, they would care. Especially those who pay full retail price for digital downloads advertised as lossless audio.
lame  audio  drm  media  music  umg  universal  watermarks  noise  consumer  mp3 
may 2013 by jm

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