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Peekay1982



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Posting wavs/aiffs to MySpace
      #571161 - 23/01/08 01:17 PM
Apologies if this has already been covered elsewhere - I had a fairly thorough search and couldn't turn anything up...

The MP3s I burn of my music always have that horrible artefaction (particularly round top-end percussion). I've tried to upload AIFFs/wavs, but the file size is always too big (and I'm talking about 3 minute songs here). Is it even possible to upload either of these formats, or is MySpace solely MP3? Is there any way to improve the quality of the MP3s I'm creating (I realise this may be a question for a different part of the forum).

Thanks in advance!


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Stuart Churchill



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Re: Posting wavs/aiffs to MySpace new [Re: Peekay1982]
      #571205 - 23/01/08 02:33 PM
I think that you may only upload MP3s to Myspace, but I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
What bit rate are you using for your MP3s? If it's low, then try a higher rate.

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GlynB



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Re: Posting wavs/aiffs to MySpace new [Re: Peekay1982]
      #571240 - 23/01/08 04:06 PM
It should be possible to upload MP3s to MySpace nad have it sound reasonable. I hear lots of good sounding music on there.

One thought, is you music heavily compressed to start with as part of a mastering process? I know some dance music is compressed to make it loud, this might tend to sound worse once encoded for MP3 than music which has not been compressed?

if this applies to you, try uploading the track in a more raw format prior to mastering? Only my theory mind you!

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Peekay1982



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Re: Posting wavs/aiffs to MySpace new [Re: GlynB]
      #571379 - 23/01/08 09:27 PM
Cheers! I know what you're saying, I hear plenty of stuff which sounds really good. I'll give the higher bit rate a go.


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chris...
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Re: Posting wavs/aiffs to MySpace new [Re: Peekay1982]
      #571408 - 23/01/08 10:40 PM
If you're particularly fussed about myspace sound quality, can get your own proper web hosting and put up files of any format / bitrate / quality you like. Trigger them from your myspace page via a custom player widget that replaces the default myspace player.


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PWGLE



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Re: Posting wavs/aiffs to MySpace new [Re: chris...]
      #571904 - 25/01/08 01:12 AM
I use 192VBR for Myspace, and just convert the files in iTunes (right click convert)

No problems so far

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moo the magic cow



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Re: Posting wavs/aiffs to MySpace new [Re: Peekay1982]
      #572304 - 26/01/08 12:38 AM
I don't really get this. So many complaints about myspace - it's ugly, it ruins your sound, it's annoying - if it's so much trouble, why bother?

And what on earth do you mean by burning MP3s?

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GlynB



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Re: Posting wavs/aiffs to MySpace new [Re: moo the magic cow]
      #573935 - 30/01/08 03:16 PM
Quote moo the magic cow:

I don't really get this. So many complaints about myspace - it's ugly, it ruins your sound, it's annoying - if it's so much trouble, why bother?

And what on earth do you mean by burning MP3s?




It not necessarily ugly, once you've tweked it using one of those twekr program thingies!

Nor does it necessarily sound bad, as previously stated I've heard lots of music which the sound quality is reasonalby good, PROVIDING the recording was good in the first place, but that's not MySpace's fault.

Why use it? personally I use it for promotion and making contacts. i get a lot more 'return' for the effort i put into MySpace than I do from my own website and email. You can make it work for you, same as LastFM can work for you.

Is it the way you'd ideally design something, no way! But it's there and you work with it or miss out on a free promotional tool, it's like not bothering with newspapers and trying to get Press because you don't like them. You could do that, but you'd be missing out.

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ahw



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Re: Posting wavs/aiffs to MySpace new [Re: Peekay1982]
      #579815 - 12/02/08 11:13 PM
Has anyone noticed that recently, songs posted to myspace sound terrible. The original was encoded from wav to 192kbs mp3 and sounds fantastic on my system. The songs I uploaded a year ago sound ok on myspace too - but the new ones, which are processed in exactly the same way on my side sound like crap on myspace.

I think they must be compressing the hell out of new posts as you upload.

Anyone else noticed this? Is there anything you can do to work around it. I even tried making a 128Kbs encoded version and uploaded that - same crappy quality on myspace

If you download the song from myspace it sounds great - what's the deal?

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