Clari-Fi, Restores quality back into your shitty MP3s

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Clari-Fi, Restores quality back into your shitty MP3s

Post by skimpi » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:08 pm

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Re: Clari-Fi, Restores quality back into your shitty MP3s

Post by Simulant » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:56 pm

Once digital information is lost, it's gone for good. All this piece of software can do is enhance it, but it won't bring back the original sound.
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Post by 3za » Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:12 pm

Make this for POV porn plz.
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Post by Add9 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:01 am

Simulant wrote:Once digital information is lost, it's gone for good. All this piece of software can do is enhance it, but it won't bring back the original sound.
Pretty much this. MP3 compression removes frequencies from your sound which it determines are below a certain threshold of perceptibility. After this happens there is no way to know which frequencies were removed, so therefore there is no way to "rebuild" or "restore" them. Now you can probably make an MP3 sound better and perhaps the results of using this software are decent (I haven't listened to the examples yet or tried it myself) but no one should fool themselves into thinking anything is actually being restored, at least in terms of comparison with the original uncompressed audio.

That said, the site is pretty clear about this, they don't claim they're reversing the process of lossy compression. They're just saying they can make an MP3 sound better, and that's probably true to some extent.
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Re: Clari-Fi, Restores quality back into your shitty MP3s

Post by AxeD » Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:19 pm

MP3 removes a lot more than just the data outside of the audible frequency spectrum.

They actually say they do add stuff that's lost, by redrawing the waveform. Which is possible
I guess through some form of analysis and extrapolation. Don't think it would change that
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Re: Clari-Fi, Restores quality back into your shitty MP3s

Post by Add9 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:02 pm

but there's no way of knowing whether what they add back in has anything to do with what was originally there
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Post by skimpi » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:29 pm

the clips sound liek the basically added an exciter to the tracks lol. theres a video they have done which gets loads of famous musicians talking about how quality is so bad these days and how you should use mp3s and shitty speakers/earbuds. Someone commented on it basically saying its just a sly advertisement for this product.

it even has Steve Aoki talking about quality in music lool

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Post by Samuel_L_Damnson » Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:05 pm

yea it sounds like an exciter lol
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Post by ftwgmorm » Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:39 pm

Boost more highs m8
Seriously, it's just a gimmick.
While there are a lot of audio restoration schemes on the market, Clari-Fi is a different animal, and did a phenomenal job of bringing life and resolution and detail back to even heavily compressed tracks.
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Re: Clari-Fi, Restores quality back into your shitty MP3s

Post by Add9 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:29 pm

bringing resolution back to heavily compressed tracks?

Hmm, I doubt it... once resolution is lost whether in the time, amplitude, or frequency domain it cannot be recovered unless the algorithm which degraded it in the first place is fully reversible... which mp3 is certainly not.
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Re: Clari-Fi, Restores quality back into your shitty MP3s

Post by VirtualMark » Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:53 pm

skimpi wrote:the clips sound liek the basically added an exciter to the tracks lol. theres a video they have done which gets loads of famous musicians talking about how quality is so bad these days and how you should use mp3s and shitty speakers/earbuds. Someone commented on it basically saying its just a sly advertisement for this product.

it even has Steve Aoki talking about quality in music lool

Yeah this video is full of nonsense. They're talking about lossy compression, then show a brickwalled track to show how compression squashes audio. I don't know if it's bad editing, but someone doesn't know the difference between lossy compression and dynamic range compression.

There's a few programs that claim to be able to bring back mp3 quality these days, but I don't see how they can without knowing what the original data was before compression.

Zynaptiq do one called Unchirp, it's yours for the bargain price of 369 Euros: http://www.zynaptiq.com/unchirp/

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Post by wolf89 » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:32 am

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