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Old 02-17-2012, 11:03 PM
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Submission Standards Changes & New Encodings!

As highlighted in the writeup for http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02388/, we have revised our Submission Standards, effective immediately.
  1. You can compare the Wiki versions to see exactly what changed.
  2. We are still working on making the above changes to the translated versions of the standards.
  3. We have added an information page on Encoding Guidance if you need help/advice on encoding your music.
  4. We will be contacting artists in the future about getting improved encodings of mixes already on the site, especially for tracks that suffered in quality due to length in order to meet size restrictions.
  5. Quick highlights:
    • 192kbps was previously the maximum bitrate; it is now the minimum, of two options.
    • In addition to 192kbps (CBR/ABR), the only other option is VBR1, which is higher quality.
    • We have eliminated the file size limit; we strongly recommend submissions between 2 and 7 minutes in length.
Let us know what you think, but do read the mixpost in addition to this announcement for the full description of this revision & our thought process behind it!

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Old 02-17-2012, 11:09 PM
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Okay, so does that mean that you're accepting 320 CBR now?

Also do you that mean that v0 VBR is unacceptable?
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:13 PM
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Okay, so does that mean that you're accepting 320 CBR now?

Also do you that mean that v0 VBR is unacceptable?
No, we're not accepting 320CBR, and correct, we're not accepting VBR0 either. The only two accepted encodings are 192kbs and VBR1.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:14 PM
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Sweet, one step closer to lossless. It's coming any decade now :D

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Old 02-17-2012, 11:32 PM
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Sweet, one step closer to lossless. It's coming any century now :D
Fixed. Maybe when $100 thumb drives are 5TB.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:38 PM
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I actually don't see it as a big deal to tell the truth. The default quality is... acceptable. If I want higher, I can usually find it on the artist's website. If not, I've never been turned down after asking the artist directly for an HQ version. Did that a couple times.

Heck, artists have given me their project files and samples every time I've asked XD
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:44 PM
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YES! Where is CarboHydroM?! Post that EPIC 19-minute A Link to the Past Medley called Unsealed....NOW!!!

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Old 02-18-2012, 12:37 AM
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Unsealed can be obtained on CarboHydroM's website in a OGG format So why would it need to be uploaded here?
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:42 AM
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Unsealed can be obtained on CarboHydroM's website in a OGG format So why would it need to be uploaded here?
Quite a few of his songs can be obtained in OGG from his site.

Also, this nearly 12-minute long song was a BIIIIGG exception, as outlined in the mixpost djp linked right at the top. I don't think they'll even take a look at anything past 12 minutes. Which means Unsealed, Crystal Flash, and Grant Henry's Flesh Crystal are definitely out of the question.

And plus, just because something isn't posted on OCR doesn't make it any less awesome.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:43 AM
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Quite a few of his songs can be obtained in OGG from his site.

Also, this nearly 12-minute long song was a BIIIIGG exception, as outlined in the mixpost djp linked right at the top. I don't think they'll even take a look at anything past 12 minutes. Which means Unsealed, Crystal Flash, and Grant Henry's Flesh Crystal are definitely out of the question.

And plus, just because something isn't posted on OCR doesn't make it any less awesome.
Why wouldn't we look at them?
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