|From:||taliesin the storyteller <taliesin-conlang@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 14, 2004, 11:36|
I'm posing this while I remember it: for all you pronunciation- comparers out there, remember to store the original recording in a *lossless* compression-format. You won't save as much space as saving it in MP3 or similar, but it's better than .wav anyway. For comparisons of different formats see <http://www.firstpr.com.au/audiocomp/lossless/> "Why save in a lossless format" you might say. As the name says, you don't lose anything (but space) by doing it :) Lossy formats work by chopping away bits and pieces of the original, and they are meant to be used on music. However, talking isn't music and the chopping-techniques might remove important pieces of the puzzle, like higher formants or the noise that is fricatives, so that you get invalid data! It's much like you should always have an original copy of (digital) photos laying about, as just about whatever you do in a photo-editing-program removes information from the picture, making it unusable for other operations later on. </jumps down from the soap-box> t.
|Tristan Mc Leay <conlang@...>|