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by hcs at 2:12 PM EDT on September 30, 2008
Video Games Live Volume One
by wolupgm6 at 11:12 PM EDT on September 30, 2008
Unfortunately, No. It Isn't The USF. All It Is Is A Project64 WAV Dump Looped And Cleaned Up A Bit. You See, If You Pause The Game, The Music Remains Playing, Making It Perfect For Dumping. It Removes All SFX Except The Rocket. The Plus Side To This Is That The Rocket Only Arrives On The Scene After The Initial Fall (Beginning Of Most Levels), So If You Pause It Quick Enough, You Should Get A Pretty Good Sound.

I Am Currently Uploading Sample Of My Rip. Please Excuse Me For Not Uploading More, But Dial-Up Is A Killer.
by wolupgm6 at 11:20 PM EDT on September 30, 2008
As Promised, Here Is An Example Of My Starshot Rip:

Wolfgang Von Ravel, 4.27MB
by bxaimc at 7:54 AM EDT on October 1, 2008
by CyberSpark at 1:42 AM EDT on October 15, 2008
I have another soundtrack requst, lossless format as always.

Does anyone have have the Rockman X Command Mission soundtrack in flac/ape (other lossless) format? Exact Audio rips are prefered and I can show anyone how to do this if they ask. :)

Actually, if you have any Rockman CDs that you're willing to offer for upload, I'd be really interested.

by marioman at 7:16 AM EDT on October 15, 2008
Try The Mega Man Network. There are a lot of soundtracks there, but they are not lossless.

edited 7:23 AM EDT October 15, 2008
by CyberSpark at 6:04 PM EDT on October 15, 2008
Thanks, that was the first place that I went to, but I'm specifically looking to [EAC] lossless versions of those soundtracks. If anyone has any Rockman CDs that I can start from there.
Quality question by spyfoxguy at 10:42 PM EDT on October 15, 2008
Which one has better quality, direct gamerips (ADX, DSP, USF, etc.) or an officially released soundtrack CD (wav)? I'm thinking the soundtrack would be better only if the music was orchestrated, otherwise the quality would be equivalent, right? I guess the ones you make won't be professionally mastered(not a big deal, as anyone who has ever bought a soundtrack can attest to)
by Mouser X at 11:01 PM EDT on October 15, 2008
In general, the OST is better than game audio. Usually what happens for the game is that the audio samples undergo compression to get them to fit on the cartridge (in the case of USF or other consoles), whereas the OST, even though it may be made from the same files that made the music for the game, undergo no compression. However, on newer consoles that have streaming audio, the difference between the game's audio and the OST is likely to be much less. In the case of Nintendo games though, in almost all cases, they use 32 kHz for their music, as opposed to 44 kHz (what most OSTs would be). Whether there's actually a difference between that though, I don't know. What I mean is that when audio CDs are ripped, they're usually ripped at 44 kHz. But the audio on them could be the same stuff used in the game (I believe there's ways to check the audio quality of an official CD, but I don't know them).

As for ADX, DSP, etc., the thing to remember is that those formats almost always employ some means of compression. ADX is 4-bit ADPCM (IIRC), as opposed to a CD which is, I think, 16. So as I said, in general the OST (from a CD) will likely be better quality. But for the average listener, I'm not sure how much difference that is. Personally, I go for the game audio as opposed to a CD, unless the quality difference is significant. However, from what I've gathered, I'm in the minority on this. To each his/her own, I guess. Mouser X over and out.
by hcs at 11:49 PM EDT on October 15, 2008
Hm, it's hard to say which of ADX or DSP sounds has "better quality". ADX has a fixed filter, while DSP has a set of 8 for each channel, which potentially gives the encoder a lot more flexibility. But then again DSP frames have a logarithmic scale with only 16 levels, from 1 to 65536 (in theory), which is less precision than ADX's linear 1 to 16383 but more range (though the range is not going to be a factor, I think). So there isn't an obvious winner without using more math than I know.

CD will be better, if you can get it.

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