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Date:      Sat, 14 Mar 2009 22:11:15 -0700
From:      Gary Kline <>
To:        Wojciech Puchar <>
Cc:        Roland Smith <>,
Subject:   Re: best archiver? (for music)
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On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 05:18:06AM +0100, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> >	listened-to (kttsd) the man lame.  Then surfed around; then came
> >	back to the man page and read the several examples.  So: the idea
> >	is that lame ["just"] converts WAV files to mp3.  There is a
> as every good unix tool - it does exactly what is supposed to do.
> nobody forbids you to make your script that do what you want with lame and 
> say cdda2wav
> >	Given the availability of compression these days, it makes me
> >	wonder why telephone conversations still sound so 'tinny'.  But
> >	then, that's another matter.
> >
> with right configured speex codec phone talks sounds actually better than 
> uncompressed :)

	That's the idea: take telephone/voice @  what? 4kbps? -- it was 
	something very narrow bandwidth so the phone companies could
	squueze more speech into each wire.  Anyway, given 4k or whatever
	bits/sec, built in a single chip into each new phone to compress
	and uncompress.  And up the quality of the speaker!  

 Gary Kline  Public Service Unix
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