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  1. 1. Why are you interested in becoming a What member?
  2. 2. How often do you plan on using the site?
  3. 3. What kind of internet connection do you have? D
  4. 4. Are you a member of any other private trackers?
  5. 5. How much experience do you have creating & uploading torrents? Which BT client do you use?
  6. 7. How big is your music/cd collection? What bitrates/formats?
  7. 8. What application do you usually use to rip CDs & how many you have (estimate)?
  8. 9. What is the difference between a lossy & a lossless audio codec?
  9. 10. What are VBR & CBR? Out of following pick the highest standard LAME mp3 bitrate: 192, V0, V2, 320, V4, 512?
  10. 11. What is transcoding, in terms of audio?
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  13. 12. Will these transcodes give the same result as if they were done straight from an original cd? "YES" or "NO" for each one please.
  14. a. 320 -> 192
  15. b. V2 -> 192
  16. c. 256 -> 256
  17. d. 256 -> 320
  18. e. wma -> mp3
  19. f. FLAC -> mp3
  20. g. mp3 -> Audio CD -> mp3
  21. h. mp3 -> Audio CD -> FLAC
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  24. If no more than one lossless to lossy encoding is permitted which of these transcodes are/is generally acceptable? Give only a YES or NO for each specified example.
  25. a. CDDA->WAV->CBR
  26. b. 320->WAV(PCM)->FLAC
  27. c. MP3->WMA->AAC
  28. d. AAC->MP3->ALAC
  29. e. FLAC->APE->WAV(PCM)
  30. f. APE->FLAC->APE
  31. g. FLAC->WAV(PCM)->CDDA
  32. h. WAV(PCM)->ALAC->AAC
  33. i. MP3->APE->FLAC
  34. j. V0->CBR->WAV(PCM)
  35. k. CDDA->WAV(PCM)->MP3
  36. l. V2->V1->V3
  37. m. V0->WAV(PCM)->CDDA
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  40. Which conversions are acceptable without having *obvious* quality loss? No more than one (1) lossless to lossy transcode is allowed to take place. Answer Y (YES) or N (NO) to the following:
  41. a. 192 MP3 -> 320 MP3
  42. b. CDDA (CD) -> FLAC
  43. c. 320 MP3 -> 192 MP3 -> q6 Vorbis (Ogg)
  44. d. FLAC -> CDDA (CD) -> 320 MP3
  45. e. APE -> FLAC -> q7 Vorbis (Ogg)
  46. f. WAV (PCM) -> 256 MP3 -> APE -> FLAC
  47. g. V0 MP3 -> CDDA (CD) -> 320 AAC (MPA/MP4) -> WAV
  48. h. ALAC (MPA/MP4) -> CDDA (CD) -> APE -> V2 MP3 -> FLAC
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  50. After that :
  51. 1. How often will you use the site?
  52. 2. How long will you seed for daily, and how long in total?
  53. 3. What is the concept of maintaing a ratio?
  54. 4. Will you be able to maintain an acceptable ratio on What.cd? Can you prove to me that you have been able to do this on other private bittorrent sites?
  55. 1. Explain how lossy and lossless audio codecs are different Give three examples of each.
  56. 2. What is CBR & VBR? How are they different? Explain.
  57. 3. What is v0?
  58. 4. What is the highest possible mp3 bitrate?
  59. 5. Give examples of methods that could be used to prove an audio file is actually the type of format/bitrate advertised.
  60. 6. - Define transcoding - In terms of audio.
  61. Is it good or bad and why?
  62. Are there good AND bad transcodes? Explain.
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