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Posted: 02 Oct 15, 14:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Date: 2015-09-25
Venue: Estadio GEBA
City: Buenos Aires
Country: Argentina

Source 1: mmyy9's lossless FLV (AAC) rip of HD stream at 96kbps, 44.1 kHz (complete except for last 3.5 minutes; rip was interrupted too early)
Source 2: Terra's (mine) 320kbps, 48 kHz (oops) MP3 cap of same HD stream using AudioHijack, converted to 320kbps 44.1kHz AAC
Brian Wig kindly sent me his WAV cap of the last few minutes, but I didn't use in my edit in the end; reasons below.

Lineage: Live webstream > near-lossless join of (Source 1 + Source 2) using ffmpeg > M4A (see below for full steps)

No transcoding was applied to mmyy9's 2h1min file; the only transcoding done was to mine (last 3.5 minutes).

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Notes:
I could have opted the easier way out by just converting everything to WAV, but I personally hate unnecessary file size, and M4A takes little space on my iPhone.
Web transmission of 96kbps file seemed to have some issues in Radio Gaga and DSMN. There is some bizarre warbling going on, in my cap, Brians Wig's cap, as well as mmyy9's lossless rip

The radio station has been rebroadcasting parts of the show over the last couple of days. They rebroadcast Radio Gaga on 1st October, which mmyy9 ripped in 96kbps AAC. If anyone has time, please feel free to replace Radio Gaga from the live webstream with the rebroadcast version.

mmyy9 also losslessly ripped the live webstream in 24kbps AAC, which is better sounding than my other lossless MP3 rip of the webstream. I've uploaded those as well. These don't seem to have the warbling, echoey sound in RGG and DSMN, but audio fidelity is significantly lower than the 96kbps file.



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More info on how I used to join the files losslessly (it's a bit complicated and requires a bit of trial and error):

Step 1:
Open mmyy9's near-complete source in Adobe Audition, and add my 320kbps MP3 to the end of her source to ensure seamless joining.
No volume adjustment was necessary; however my MP3 was accidentally recorded as 48kHz so there is probably some slight loss in fidelity due to conversion to lower sampling rate. I had Brian Wig's WAV recording of the HD stream, but decided not to use it in the end due to the volumes being significantly different. My recording volume was exactly the same as mmyy9's lossless rip.

Step 2: Export the last 3ish minutes of the merged files as WAV, called "GEBA-End-ToTrim.wav"

Step 3: Transcode the exported WAV to 320kbps AAC using DB Power Amp (no normalisation), "GEBA-End-ToTrim.aac"

Step 4 (use ffmpeg to losslessly cut the first 2 hours of mmyy9's file):
ffmpeg -i "2015-09-25 - QAL Estadio GEBA - Incomplete 96kbps lossless rip of HD stream, missing last 3mins (mmyy9).m4a" -ss 00:07:41.000 -to 02:16:47.800 -c copy Pt1.ts

Step 5: Use mkvtoolnix to convert the AAC file to MKA, and split the MKA file at 00:00:00.010. Reason being that M4A files normally have a few microseconds of silence in front of the file after encoding, and splitting an MKA seems to be the only way to remove the front silence):

Step 6: Mux the MKA file to TS via ffmpeg
ffmpeg -i "GEBA-End-ToTrim-002.mka" -c copy Pt2.ts

Step 7: Concat the TS files
ffmpeg -i "concat:pt1.ts|pt2.ts" -c copy -bsf:a aac_adtstoasc CompleteGEBA.m4a


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Posted: 02 Oct 15, 18:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you Terraj, for compiling the best sources avaiable and sharing it here with us.

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Posted: 03 Oct 15, 03:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks Terraj. The HD streaming is very nice despite a couple of issues.

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Posted: 03 Oct 15, 09:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you.


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Posted: 04 Oct 15, 20:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ahh quality is way better on this merge :) many thanks Terraj!!!

makes me wish Queen + Adam would release ghost town as a collab track now!!


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Posted: 04 Oct 15, 20:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Btw has any1 managed to split the file into proper tracks yet?? :)

Cheers


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Posted: 05 Oct 15, 17:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't understand Terra, the 96kbps file is not incomplete, just missing part of the program's finale but it's not really necessary or interesting...

This file "2015-09-25 - QAL Estadio GEBA - Complete 96kbps HQ (mmyy9+terra) lossless rip except for last 3mins of cap"

Should be enough, right? No music is missing!

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Posted: 05 Oct 15, 18:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Doubt solved by Terra via twitter, thanks again girl