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Poster: Tyler Date: Dec 27, 2014 5:51am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Problem: shows set NOT to derive lossy formats suddenly did a week ago?!

can you include a few example links?

why do you prefer not to have 24-bit shows have derivatives / streams as well? There is no issue with having those have derivatives.

There was a change recently with the derive.php on the collection, but include a few links and i'll take a look.

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Poster: scott_bernstein Date: Dec 27, 2014 7:35am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Problem: shows set NOT to derive lossy formats suddenly did a week ago?!

Well I do slightly different mastering processes with my 16 and 24 bit recordings -- a touch more compression when going from 24 at 16 bits to make best use of the bits I have...and feel like that's the best format for people to listen to the MP3s of. So the true audiophiles will grab the 24 bit FLACs and everyone else should be pointed to my 16 bit recordings.

I have started flipping them back by hand, but here's some that I haven't yet:
https://archive.org/details/7walkers2012-08-01.tlm170.flac24
http://archive.org/details/sk2012-08-01.tlm170.flac24
https://archive.org/details/spindoctors2012-07-18.tlm170.flac24

Note that all of these have a NEW history step about a week ago (and I know for a fact that there were no lossy derivatives for them before then) that includes "fixer.php" submitted by "tracey@archive.org" with arguments "remove_rules_conf=1&dir=/*the directory my file is in*" and then a derive and a bup history line...

Thanks!

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Dec 27, 2014 12:41pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Problem: shows set NOT to derive lossy formats suddenly did a week ago?!

etree is an important community so we always appreciate feedback. recently, after some consideration, the Internet Archive team and the etree team agreed that there could be some changes to etree to help make both preservation and sharing more user friendly. as file conversion and playback technology advances we see the change to the new site (which is now in beta) as a timely opportunity to consider various changes such as:

1. removal of rules.conf files from etree items to allow mp3s to now be derived. part of the intent is to make music more available and player friendly now that mp3 quality is far better than when the derivation options were first made available.

2. checksum files (md5 and ffp) are not longer required again due to improvements in uploading reliability.

As always we do not alter originally uploaded source files. So audiophiles will continue to have access to lossless file formats.