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Technical Support / Re: Post
« Last post by Paul Sanders (AlpineSoft) on Today at 05:02:56 AM »
Hi,

Did you post from an iPhone or an iPad?  If so, stay away from the single quote key (').  For some reason, using this chops off the post (!)
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Technical Support / Post
« Last post by cbarthol on Today at 02:36:05 AM »
Dear VinylStudio Community:

I attempted to post a question on this forum yesterday, and Paul Sanders was kind enough to reply.  For some reason, only a tiny portion of my message was posted, despite the whole message being shown when I previewed it.  Is there a character limit for posts on this forum?  Are Safari and Firefox not compatible browsers?  I tried to post my message again today with the same result.  Each time, although the entire content was visible in the preview, only part of my message was posted, with varying lengths.  Any suggestions on how to fix this would be much appreciated.  Thanks!

Chris B.
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General Discussion / Re: Bit Rate and Frequency Conversion
« Last post by Paul Sanders (AlpineSoft) on December 03, 2021, 01:57:16 PM »
Yes, that all makes excellent sense.

Thanks for the tip about bit rot, I'll keep my eyes open for that.  I've recently moved (or, rather, copied) a lot of stuff to SSD because it's so much faster so I will need to be careful about that.  Makes my machines fly, tho :)
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General Discussion / Re: Bit Rate and Frequency Conversion
« Last post by Steve Crook on December 03, 2021, 12:27:07 PM »
Ripping is a means to an end. I hate redoes and I've been bitten by bit rot once and hard disk failure more recently. I had single backups but it made me think much more seriously about a formal backup routine. The 4TB discs are cheap and a simple backup script does the hard work for my rips and for other data I can't afford to lose, even if the house burns down! I made sure to buy discs from different manufacturers in the hope this is some security against simultaneous failure.

I have the good fortune to have a friend who will keep the (encrypted) off site disc for me in exchange for free PC related advice :)
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General Discussion / Re: Bit Rate and Frequency Conversion
« Last post by Paul Sanders (AlpineSoft) on December 03, 2021, 12:16:39 PM »
Taking things seriously then :)
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General Discussion / Re: Bit Rate and Frequency Conversion
« Last post by Steve Crook on December 03, 2021, 11:47:28 AM »
Disk is cheap. 4Tb of USB3 rust for <100ukp. I have two and a 2Tb SSD. Rips go onto the SSD and robocopy /mir /mt:8 onto the rust and I have one backup kept off site. I have all my rips (CD and LP) ,VS files, recorded radio and images from album covers on the SSD (about 2000 albums so far) and there's 500Gb left. LPs are all at 24/192 but stored as FLAC, CDs are 16/44.1.

I wouldn't trust SSD for long term storage where it's unpowered for more than a few weeks because of the potential for bit rot.

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Hi Steve,

I finally got around to looking at this and it turned out to be a compiler bug (Microsoft updated their compiler not too long ago and it looks like they introduced a problem).

Fortunately, we can work around this and will include a fix in the next Beta, due out soon.  I will post back here when that is released.  Thanks very much for all the trouble you went to to report it.  It made my job very easy.
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General Discussion / Re: Bit Rate and Frequency Conversion
« Last post by Paul Sanders (AlpineSoft) on November 19, 2021, 01:54:03 PM »
Sounds like Audacity's resampling algorithm is very poor.  VinylStudio is smarter than that.
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General Discussion / Re: Bit Rate and Frequency Conversion
« Last post by dlmckain on November 19, 2021, 10:42:14 AM »
Too many files.

I did open one of the 192 kHz files in Audacity and was surprised to see that the waveform was contiguous with a sample every ^5x10^-6 seconds which is 1/192K.

I had expected to see doubling of samples, that is, the amplitude "stepping" every two samples. Audacity's "resample" from 192 to 96 kHz just removed every other sample, which was expected as 192 / 2 = 96.

Maybe Windows is lying to me and the ADC is actually running at 192 kHz.

Sorry to be exacting - I worked with data acquisition for most of my career, mostly at 10 Hz but for hundreds of data channels.

Maybe just need to suck it up and buy more hard disk space to store my recordings.

Also need to study Nyquist frequencies and the like.

So, the answer is that you can resample in Audacity. Not sure about the bit depth as, on import, it takes the supposed 24 bit and shows it at 36 float which is a bit confusing.
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General Discussion / Re: Bit Rate and Frequency Conversion
« Last post by Paul Sanders (AlpineSoft) on November 18, 2021, 09:08:45 PM »
Hi,

VinylStudio can't change the sample rate of a recording I'm afraid, but it can save your tracks with a lower sample rate if that helps at all.  However, the higher sample rate shouldn't increase processing times noticeably.

How many recordings did you make in this way?  Is disk space a major issue here?
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