On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 04:09:01PM +0100, R Kimber wrote:
> > A pre-emphasised CD played without de-emphasis will sound unusually
Such a tool would have to 'know' how something is supposed to
sound, i.e. what the expected average spectrum should be, and
then decide if a file is too bright or not. Apart from that,
once the CD is converted to a file there is no other way. So
you'll have to listen.
Anyway rather few CDs will have pre-emphasis, it is mainly
a thing from the early days when many players were limited
to 14 bits.
A world of exhaustive, reliable metadata would be an utopia.
It's also a pipe-dream, founded on self-delusion, nerd hubris
and hysterically inflated market opportunities. (Cory Doctorow)
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