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digital media loses quality over time

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Jakeman, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    It's a strange irony. The internet is to blame.

    Digital media is increasingly hosted online. The quality loss comes with massive syndication of content that crosses over to multiple different media services and formats. The syndication is lossy. Without good sourcing of syndicated media the originals are eventually replaced with poor copies.
     
  2. SpocKirk

    SpocKirk Forum Moderator and Donator

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    And people are happy to watch crappy copies just because it's streaming. I don't understand why anyone would want to watch a TV show in 15 parts on YouTube. It's like we are moving backwards to .rm format. The companies aren't storing high-quality, lossless files because the public doesn't want them and it's cheaper not to.
     
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    At the same time, how high quality does your Jon & Kate Plus 8 deserve to be? You're damn right I'm going to keep my 1080p BD rip of No Country For Old Men, but most of the media consumed by the west is disposable, and won't be missed when all that's left is an .flv.
     

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