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Re: Sound file formats for journal

There is mp3HD which is lossless. The advantage being it can be played
on any standard mp3 software/device.

On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 9:10 AM, Neil Hockley <nh@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I would definitely voice my support for .wav format.  The processing involved with MP3 and other compressed formats may create unintentional changes to the stimuli that may be misinterpreted.
> Kind regards
> Neil
> Neil S. Hockley
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: AUDITORY - Research in Auditory Perception [mailto:AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dan Stowell
> Sent: 14 September 2012 09:55
> To: AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [AUDITORY] Sound file formats for journal
> Robert,
> It's not clear to me whether you're asking about short-term presentation or long-term archival. I think Etienne's response covers the important points for short-term (although I would point out that MP3 has an overwhelming critical mass of usage, and certainly doesn't rely on flash for playback!).
> For archival, the "TC04" archiving standard (IASA 2009) would recommend that you aim for 24bit / 96 kHz BWAV (BWAV, "Broadcast WAV", is related to ordinary WAV, with some small tweaks to the format for scaleability).
> Best
> Dan
> On 13/09/12 15:54, Robert Zatorre wrote:
>> Dear list
>> In an effort to enhance the Frontiers in Auditory Cognitive
>> Neuroscience journal, we would like to enable sounds files to be
>> uploaded for reviewers to be able to hear the stimuli used in a given experiment.
>> Eventually we would also like to have a means of having these sound
>> files embedded directly into the online journal article so that
>> readers can hear the stimuli used. (Of course this could apply not
>> only to stimuli, but also to other sound files that are part of the
>> study, such as recorded vocalizations, speech or musical sounds
>> produced under some experimental conditions, and so forth)
>> My question for you all is what file formats do you think we would
>> need to support? The two obvious ones are wav and mp3, but perhaps
>> there are others that you may think are important or that have some
>> advantages that should also be considered.
>> Thank you for your thoughts.
>> PS feel free to send me your comments directly
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> Dan Stowell
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