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« on: January 21, 2014, 03:44:46 pm »

I thought this would be of interest...

http://www.mattmontag.com/music/universals-audible-watermark

For sure some of us will be able to hear this...

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 05:52:12 pm »

I never heard it.

But I also never listen to that sh*t in the first place. Wink

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PS: But regarding the responses in there it is easily audible.
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014, 06:35:36 pm »

I do have some UMG downloads... Will have to check on this. I would be surprised if I (I speak for myself only) hear that, but... It is discouraging... unhappy How come they thought of something like this...

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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014, 03:21:17 am »

For those braves who wish to know it they are good at this, here is a test that will help you determine if you can distinguish an original piece of music with its watermarked sibling...

http://mattmontag.com/audio-listening-test/

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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 05:43:47 am »

Audio watermarking is also supported under Blu-Ray movies and has caused some unhappiness for movie buffs too.

See "Cinavia"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinavia
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2014, 04:09:00 am »

It's easily heard and annoying.  I can't believe they could be so evil and not think it matters.  Sure people can listen through it, like bad am radio, but it does make music less enjoyable.  Oh well, I only listen to ripped  CDs, but I don't like it when the keeper of the keys degrade the product.
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