[LAU] mp3 codec question

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To: linux-audio-user <Linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Monday, February 11, 2013 - 7:36 pm

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OK.....

Friend sends rough mix of drums and bass in mp3 form.

Tells me to record new guitars to this.....(he expects a wav file in
return).

This "master in mp3 form" makes me a bit nervous. Why?

Because I don't know enough about the mp3 encoding process.........

Is it "lossy" simply because it rounds-off stuff?

Or does it actually drop samples (like various lossy video encoders?)

If so, the wav file that I send him could get weird sample-wise when he
imports it into the "real" session, no?

Am I picking nits here?

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OK.....Friend sends rough mix of drums and bass in mp3 form.Tells me to record new guitars to this.....(he expects a wav file in retur=
n).This "master in mp3 form" makes me a bit nervous.=A0 W=
hy?

Because I don't know enough about the mp3 encoding process.........=
Is it "lossy" simply because it rounds-off stuff?=A0 =
Or does it actually drop samples (like various lossy video encoders?)

If so, the wav file that I send him could get weird sample-wise when he=
imports it into the "real" session, no?Am I picking nits=
here?

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[LAU] mp3 codec question, Aaron L., (Mon Feb 11, 7:36 pm)
Re: [LAU] mp3 codec question, Lorenzo Sutton, (Tue Feb 12, 9:43 am)
Re: [LAU] mp3 codec question, James Stone, (Tue Feb 12, 9:56 am)
Re: [LAU] mp3 codec question, Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Feb 11, 8:30 pm)
Re: [LAU] mp3 codec question, david, (Mon Feb 11, 8:05 pm)