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    Mp3 is 25 years old!

    https://hackaday.com/2020/07/27/mp3-is-25-years-old/

    Love the way that it talks about mp3 now being outdated and "While few of us still trawl file sharing networks looking for the latest albums".
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    nice read, thanks!

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    Re: Mp3 is 25 years old!

    To be honest, I did enjoy the 1999/2004 Internet. Napster, Kazaa, eDonkey and eMule. The rise of Lame, EAC and flac.
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    Not forgetting the much loved AudioGalaxy. Not only was [ms] born there - it was actually rather good. Whereas Napster, et. al. and even Soulseek made you choose a file from a single user, with AG you chose a file and it would be downloaded from wherever was available, so if a user went off line your download didn't break. Bit like a torrent. Also, you could choose some files to download at work using the web interface and your PC at home that was running the client would do the downloading ready for when you got home!
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    True.

    eMule worked the same way, the Web UI was all I needed . And to be completely honest, I'm even more fond of the 90s Internet. Learning new things each day, newsgroups, using spiders to rip sites, etc.
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    Happy Birthday to the Mp3. It has made alot of happiness possible. Mainly thorough this website.

    Outdated my ass....its been very useful and will continue to be. Im sure cds and vinyl are "outdated" as well, but you show me a better way to put out music than those 3 options.
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    If I'm going to buy some music or video I want the sucker in my hand or on my disk. Not on some 3rd party service via a subscription that could be removed at any time or go out of business.

    I've got albums and 12" singles that are 35 years old in my collection. Will Spotify and Amazon still be around in 35 years???
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    Quote Originally Posted by NastyD View Post
    If I'm going to buy some music or video I want the sucker in my hand or on my disk. Not on some 3rd party service via a subscription that could be removed at any time or go out of business.

    I've got albums and 12" singles that are 35 years old in my collection. Will Spotify and Amazon still be around in 35 years???
    We all knew I would agree with this .
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    Re: Mp3 is 25 years old!

    without a doubt the WORST thing that has ever happened in music was the birth of mp3

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebanned1 View Post
    without a doubt the WORST thing that has ever happened in music was the birth of mp3
    Me and Charlie May are with you on that. It made poor quality sound available to all
    Quote Originally Posted by TheVrk View Post
    it IS incredible isn't it??
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    Can of worms. It started with digital music, a CD's Redbook specs (16-44) are not that great either.

    MP3 has many shortcomings but it somehow survived and let us have endless free music. I honestly can't complain.

    One thing that I hate about digital formats is that they introduced the infamous "t's good enough for me" philosophy . Back in the day 128kbs was "good enough", I've always hated that.
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    best thing about mp3 is that a band of progressive black metal from iceland (i.e.) has fans in south america and they can play gigs there.
    I remember geting to know new music before mp3: Or asking friends, or spending 20-25 bucks on a cd I didn´t know if I was going to like.

    Of course, I hate mp3 quality and always had.

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    You know what is the worst?? we could have all music in reasonable 320 quality, but we don't because it isn't about the music any more. We don't have endless free music , we pay for it one way or the other. That is not what I would want anyway. Music has value !

    I treasure even the memories of how I used to get my music. And I still have it all !! Well except the stuff that got stolen, and a couple that got wrecked at parties . Oh and the African music I didn't get back from my son's teacher. I never minded paying for quality ever. !!

    The way technology is going you won't be able to keep it for those lengths of times. Hard drives die and one day you might not even be able to store your music. It could sooner than we think with everything being about streaming now.

    I hope I die before that happens.

    I think we all agree that Mixcloud is bad. But I found sets that I have on Mixcloud and they are atrocious !!! So bad they are hard to recognise as the same set.
    Quote Originally Posted by TheVrk View Post
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    Soundcloud, Mixcloud and friends have definitely made things even worse.
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