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APS music files converted to v0 mp3's...is it legit or bad transcoding by EmmaSashstick.asc - Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:04:40 EST ID:UqZ5rXJk No.121741 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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So, I'm active in the music sharing communities, a lot, (it's legal in Canada, they put a tax on CD-R's to give to the labels way back in 2005, supreme court decision).

Sometimes I just have to download something in mp3 form, especially rare stuff, on Soulseek 'cuz even the preeminent trackers or usenet won't find anything. So I get this album and it's in this fucking APS encoding...which I could upload if it wasn't in APS....soulseek doesn't tell what kind of encoding they have beyond kbps. Is it a lossless process or a bad transcode to transform APS mp3 into v0 mp3's ?

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AugustusWozzleville.bz2 - Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:40:37 EST ID:JVi2i32g No.121744 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've never heard of APS. Do you mean APE? I think APE is strictly lossless.
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EmmaSashstick.asc - Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:09:56 EST ID:UqZ5rXJk No.121745 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121744
APS encoded mp3's...see this dnuos result :

dnuos -L '2003 - F-Minus - Wake Up Screaming'
Album/Artist | Size | Type | Quality
============================================================================
2003 - F-Minus - Wake Up Screaming | 57.2M | MP3 | 247 ~
01 Sweating Blood.mp3 | 3.53M | MP3 | 192 C
02 Not This Time.mp3 | 3.68M | MP3 | -aps
03 From Here.mp3 | 4.18M | MP3 | -aps
04 Wake Up.mp3 | 2.88M | MP3 | -aps
06 Survival.mp3 | 3.98M | MP3 | -aps
07 Brand Loyalty.mp3 | 3.52M | MP3 | -aps
08 Here Lies Jessica.mp3 | 5.05M | MP3 | -aps
09 The Iconoclast.mp3 | 4.25M | MP3 | -aps
10 Never Live To See.mp3 | 4.31M | MP3 | -aps
11 The Mind.mp3 | 3.36M | MP3 | -aps
12 Out Of Reach.mp3 | 4.95M | MP3 | -aps
13 Paid To Listen.mp3 | 6.45M | MP3 | -aps
14 Controversy (World Of Shit).mp3 | 3.19M | MP3 | -aps
15 Barking Dog.mp3 | 3.84M | MP3 | -aps

If it was encoded with typically accepted LAME encoding I would see v0 or v2 sometimes v1 at the end. I don't know who bothers to encode using this mp3 encoder (APS) but this album as you can see is mildly old. It's strange, search engines aren't helping, guess I'll use redacted forums when I get out of my current high.
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AugustusWozzleville.bz2 - Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:43:13 EST ID:JVi2i32g No.121747 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121745
APS is the same thing as V2. It means alt-preset-standard or it did 15 years ago. Now download Fear of Life by Channel 3 and fuck off.
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ShitSerryman.htm - Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:17:10 EST ID:UqZ5rXJk No.121753 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121747
Offended? Why? Anyway, I just want to know if I turn these into v2 without it being rejected as a bad transcode, in case what you say is true.


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