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Sound quality in Youtube better than in this site


Hello everyobe, can somebody tell me why the sound quality in youtube much better is than the regular way of playing pieces?
Is it possible to increase the sound quality of Contrebombarde?
by Jaap380
Apr 18, 2019 06:02 PM

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RE: Sound quality in Youtube better than in this site

The sound quality in CB is up to the people who make the recordings, mostly they are in .mp3 format which is not the best but usually OK for non-critical listening.

We know the recording level is set by HW and is not optimal for most recordings. All recordings made by HW ought to be Normalised before publication but virtually none are.

The sound quality in YouTube is very variable and again depends upon the person and equipment producing the recording. Practically all video cameras compress the audio and this is the first stage to getting a poor recording from the Hi-Fi point of view.

I would not say that YouTube is better than CB - both can be very good given the source material is recorded using professional equipment and in a professional manner. Unfortunately this is seldom the case.

csw900

by csw900
Apr 19, 2019 03:09 AM

RE: Sound quality in Youtube better than in this site

PS. If more HW users posted their recordings in midi format then the above problem with CB would immediately be solved. Midi recordings played back on the correct organ would sound exactly the same as they did originally. HW makes it easy to make midi recordings but very few organists take advantage of this format.

Don't blame CB, blame the organists!!

csw900

by csw900
Apr 19, 2019 03:19 AM

RE: Sound quality in Youtube better than in this site

Thanks csw900. I imagine most members think recording in MIDI is only to allow the performance to be played back. I did not know it also enabled superior sound. HW 4 is on the way and I think there will be a significant upgrad/enhancement to the recording and sound section of the program. In the meantime would you like to explain this more maybe by writting a few pars. in The Barde. Thanks.

by Erzahler
Apr 21, 2019 02:43 AM

RE: Sound quality in Youtube better than in this site

I disagree, if you use mp3 with 320 kbits/s you nearly have CD quality.

A lot of YouTube's have a horrible sound

by HMaier
Apr 21, 2019 09:36 AM

RE: Sound quality in Youtube better than in this site

720 of more HD videos mean high quality images but the sound remains compressed.
I'm nearly sure there is no 48 000 Hz / 24 bits sound on youtube ! (or let me know...)

by sesquialtera
Apr 22, 2019 03:39 AM

RE: Sound quality in Youtube better than in this site

csw900 wrote:

PS. If more HW users posted their recordings in midi format then the above problem with CB would immediately be solved. Midi recordings played back on the correct organ would sound exactly the same as they did originally. HW makes it easy to make midi recordings but very few organists take advantage of this format.

Don't blame CB, blame the organists!!

csw900

If every piece was uploaded as midi file the problem I see is with copyright on pieces composed within the last 70 years (I think that is what the new ruling was on lifetime copyright) could see users, uploaders and listeners in trouble with copyright holders. I haven’t heard any bad pieces here. The only problem is iPad which seems to have two volume settings one on contrebombarde and the other is the iPad volume whereby the contrebombarde player only plays at 50% on iPad when at full pelt. Go outside of contrebombarde and you can change the volume setting up by another 50%.. But to ask users to upload there files couldn’t they question why would I want to do that? My concern would be that my hard work could be used so that someone could sell my file on...... call me cynical but

by dreece1
Apr 27, 2019 07:24 PM

RE: Sound quality in Youtube better than in this site

HMaier wrote:

I disagree, if you use mp3 with 320 kbits/s you nearly have CD quality.

A lot of YouTube's have a horrible sound

Agree. The rate basic is 480 p you don’t know if someone has used the wrong MHz based on old settings Like 22000 MHz or lower and a bit rate of 12 and used variable or constant. Guilty in the old system when you wanted to get a full book onto a 128 mb card you had to compromise, But these days 48000 MHz, 96000 mhz or higher then the bit rate of between 16 and 24 bits as in commercial CDs and again variable or constant. Also with the different file format now that mp3 is defunct (didn’t the people behind the format say that they would not be doing anything further with the format) and you have near dvd audio as mp4 or the flac lossless format.

by dreece1
Apr 27, 2019 07:36 PM

RE: Sound quality in Youtube better than in this site

I think this really depends on the upload. I've never been frustrated by the quality here although I certainly have been on YT. Ultimately, if you downsample HW's recordings too much (mp3 160mbps for example) then yes, there is definitely a loss in quality. Unfortunately, YT throttles audio just like the video signal, so if you don't stream it 1080 or higher you don't get full-fidelity audio there either. At any rate, I'm always grateful that HW makes such perfectly pristine recordings right out of the box. It's a miracle of software to be able to achieve such fabulous recordings in my living room without paying someone thousands of dollars to sit in a church at 4am in mid december.

by Romanos401
Apr 28, 2019 08:06 PM

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