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    Today, 10:36 AM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    Thanks for the update - I only have purchased downloads from ClassicsOnline so I never bothered to notice that Orastream was the backbone of their...
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    Yesterday, 10:19 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    Oh no. What do you mean by "explain". Is ClassicsOnline a sub brand of Orastream, or did Orastream buy them out?
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    Yesterday, 08:57 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    Well of course you love DarthVaderware...he is the big, strong, decisive daddy you never had...Watch out - here he comes with your next lesson! ;) ...
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    Yesterday, 08:36 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    I have noticed that (here in semi-rural NM) that "master" (MQA) tracks buffer longer, are more likely to pause in middle, etc than the same HIFI...
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    01-18-2017, 06:47 PM
    Does Crown outsource the Class D circuit (even if they label it "drivecore") to the big boys (ICE, etc.) or is this truly their own...
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    01-18-2017, 01:40 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    I don't believe it does, but the Utimaco provided crypto signature embedded within every MQA file could provide the mechanism for tracking individual...
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    01-18-2017, 11:02 AM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    Oh, and I agree I think we are past the point of MQA being "Vaporware". I still think it is in the experimental first stage of market acceptance but...
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    01-18-2017, 11:00 AM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    ***sigh*** Everyone knows this firedog. ML stirred up the pot with his 'uncivility', then pulled back and pointed at others and alleged the same....
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    01-18-2017, 10:54 AM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    As far as the "what can we do" question, I listed few things here: ...
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    01-17-2017, 08:40 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    As a color blind man, I resent this uncivility. However, if you get me a handicrapper parking sticker all will be forgiven...
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    01-17-2017, 06:56 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    Your right. Let's call it "DarthVaderware" now... ;) >>>I kid I kid!!!<<<
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    01-17-2017, 06:50 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    Yep, but that is the problem with DMCA and the way copyright is litigated in this country - it is a protect the "rights holder" first and foremost. ...
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    01-17-2017, 04:46 PM
    That one is really good, and like Kumakuma it $cost$ me dearly...
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    01-17-2017, 04:27 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    Ok, I read too much into what you said - I was thinking some kind more overt linkage...
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    01-17-2017, 04:21 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    Pardon my ignorance, how does that work - some kind of "click through" linkage between yours and his?
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    01-17-2017, 04:15 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    Thinking about Bandcamp (which I love by the way - scared to think how much of my $ they have) I wonder if they (or any "indie" effort) is a solution...
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    01-17-2017, 04:08 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    Much more, much more. "vaporware" means several things, like does it really add value over other formats? Tintinabulum likes what he is hearing -...
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    01-17-2017, 04:05 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    Too true - the disinterest from the majority of the artists themselves is widely known and something I find perplexing. Not sure what anyone could...
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    01-17-2017, 03:28 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    You understate the claim I made - I am saying that you *and the overwhelming majority of your entire industry* (i.e. the "Audiophile Press") are de...
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    01-17-2017, 03:17 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    None of this speaks to the point I made, which is all of this is well and good (I agree with "the conclusion", such as it is) up until the point...
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    01-17-2017, 03:13 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    That is just it - the "truth" does not care about your job and reputation, and so when "an anonymous hobbyist" disagrees it is an existential threat...
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    01-17-2017, 03:03 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    As many others have noted, the lack of face to face cues exaggerates the "tone" effect, and these conversations about "tone" and "uncivility" pop up...
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    01-17-2017, 02:53 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    Actually, that is not a fault (but the most would agree). Where you go wrong is with your definition of "civil" - which boils down to not...
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    01-17-2017, 02:43 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    In a sense (not that you mean it this way), you are correct. Look up the etymology of "civil". We are not of the same "city", the same philosophy...
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    01-17-2017, 02:34 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    WWWWHHHHHHAAATTTT? You say this immediately after saying: "If you read *your* comments here and pick out all of the "uncivil" bits and add them...
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    01-17-2017, 02:23 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    Sure, go ahead and disagree - even calling it "uncivil". What you can't do however is "control" the messenger or message (by banning, etc.) ;)
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    01-17-2017, 02:21 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    What is "uncivil", exactly (so that you can test it with "science")? That's the thing, they are (probably) falling back on the cult of the expert to...
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    01-17-2017, 02:19 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    That is where the faultline is however, what is "meaningful". Civility is too often used as a crutch to control substantial differences of opinion...
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    01-17-2017, 02:12 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    Yep - they get to define "ad hominem" and "civil/uncivil" to their advantage, then "solve" the problem with control of the messenger...
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    01-17-2017, 02:09 PM
    crenca replied to a thread MQA is Vaporware in General Forum
    VERY interesting decision. In the end I would have to disagree with the understanding of "science" that leads to statements such as: "A...
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MQA is Vaporware

by crenca on 01-14-2017 at 11:13 AM
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Quote Originally Posted by mansr View Post
If you think this seems far-fetched, look no further than to HD video. To produce a Blu-ray player, you must agree to limit the picture to DVD resolution if the display connection doesn't have HDCP encryption. MQA could become the music industry's equivalent of HDCP.
{just riffing off of your post mansr}

This is why MQA = DRM in it's current form (which I put at 1.1 - 1.0 being the original hardware only version). You can not produce a hardware or software decoder TODAY without agreeing

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