Oh and if you feel like giving it a shot yourself:
collumns (tab-separated) are: ID, extension, nrDownloads, dateAdded
for all files added before 2006-06-01
perhaps someone can make the histograms of nrDownloads/day for each extension.
SQL: select substring(extension,1,3), avg(nDownloads/datediff(now(), dateAdded)) from audio_file where dateAdded < "2006-06-01" group by substring(extension,1,3);
| substring(extension,1,3) | avg(nDownloads/datediff(now(), dateAdded)) |
| aif | 0.389695 |
| fla | 0.319388 |
| mp3 | 0.339362 |
| ogg | 0.340542 |
| wav | 0.381102 |
the average nr of downloads per day, for each format.
This means that people really don't care what format the file is in! As you can see the average nr of downloads per day for wave/flac/aif/ogg really aren't any different... I selected only files before 2006-06-01 because otherwise we get skewed results: newer files have higher downloads/day and we are only interested in the stable condition. However results change very little if we remove the date constraint:
Thanks a lot
Do you need exactly THIS file in better quality? Because if so, you will never find such a file here on freesound for copyright reasons!
But if you just want a sound LIKE that, I can try my best to record something for you!
if there's more information that needs adding, let me know and I'll add it.
Is it possible to link this on the freesound website?
I need a "Access Denied" fx/alert in a Female voice.
been looking for a while now. i only found a very low quality rip from a Star Trek ep
i know a better quality file exist somewhere.
that's not a bad idea, plaga... could you think about it a bit more? perhaps with some other people, and write down how you would see it in more detail? like, what would you need? something like a blog-like entity on freesound, something where you can add links, some way of publicizing articles (ok, that's already taken care of...).
as I said in another thread: yes, we need to add more things like this to freesound! If someone could please do the preparation work for it, I can implement it, but other people have to step up and give me a hand!
First of all i would start by calling the attention of this kind of organizations. With a mailing, explaining the project and why could it be interesting for them.
Then i would collect any use this orgs do to Free.sounds, or any petition they make, along with the uses already done here, like the ones i mention and the ones Mike mentioned. With this documentation we could add a section to the website, for example, with the name of the orgs, the use they did, the link to the sounds, and maybe links to their articles in the articles section.
What do people think about this ? Any other ideas ?
I will record something for you over the course of tomorrow and then post it here!
\edit2: Just when I had finished recording, I lost the file(s) due to a crash!
damn it... Maybe I'll find some free time another day!
\edit3: Okay I managed to record something for you... It's just rather quickly produced, so don't expect something too special!
But I hope you can nevertheless need it!
Wait until it got activated by a moderator and look on my Profile page (http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/usersViewSingle.php?id=32572)!
(sorry for multiposting, cleaned that up! )
No problem. You should be able to delete your own posts. -Moderator
Hope you like it: http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=23874
I have released a version with drums, hold on 'till it got moderated!
Thus far the WAV has been downloaded 82 times and the MP3 91 times, which is nearly the same daily rate given that the WAV was posted a month after the MP3.
Hmmm ... quite strongly weighted in favour of the WAV actually, and different to my experience. But perhaps this is because your MP3 was at 128 kbps, and my MP3 was at 256 kbps. 128 probably too slow and impacting the quality too much, especially for a sample with "white noise" type of sounds which MP3 doesn't like.
> Quicktime pro if i want to download the file.
Stuff 'em. There's other ways. First - what sound are you trying to download? It may be in a format that QT doesn't support out of the box and they are trying to jump you into paying for something you can do another way for free.
Second, if you right-click on the 'download' text and accept the "save As" option (see attached pic) can you d/l the file. If so, what is it called and what happens if you find it with Windows explorer and double click it?
Thanks, i appreciate your help, i use windows XP, and when i click on the download link it says i will need to switch to Quicktime pro if i want to download the file.
I use field recordings just for listening enjoyment, usually while working. I suspect others do this too. e.g. there seems to be a huge interest in thunderstorm recordings. Thus I actually prefer field recordings to be compressed, because I do not edit them.
A while back I uploaded an MP3 field recording. Bram asked if I could also upload the uncompressed version, which I did. Thus far the WAV has been downloaded 82 times and the MP3 91 times, which is nearly the same daily rate given that the WAV was posted a month after the MP3. Thus I voted "no" since people seem to like both (though I agree it is an inefficient use of disk space).
I would guess that it is difficult/dangerous to make assumptions about how people are using the freesounds. Perhaps this survey will help us find out.
128, 160, 192, 256 kbps
For mp3 I use variable bit rate, with average set to 192. Yields fairly good quality/compression in my opinion.
Oh, of course with Lame Encoder.
perhaps it would be cool to do a poll with bitrates: what mp3 bitrate do you consider "enough" for field-recordings: 128, 160, 192, 256 kbps
thet were my thoughts also
Thanks - and yes, I will
You can check out my applause pack if you haven't already:
Thanks for posting some stuff too! Sounds eerie.
but don't wait for someone to ask for yor samples, upload them!!
connum posted this and I just moderated it:
perhaps it would be very cool if you could create an applet/something that does some simple tasks like search freesound and play some previews... that way people would start understanding that using jMootcher really is a good idea!