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  1. Hi, thanks for the tip! After reading your post, I listened those two files I linked in my OP once again, and I noticed I could hear that "noisy" part (really don't know how to describe it properly, sorry) not only in the ALAC file, but the FLAC file as well. Since I wasn't 100% sure it was the original FLAC file, I downloaded DNA.flac from JPopsuki once again, and I could still hear it. When I opened this thread, I believe I was on a different system (although I was using the same speakers), so that might explain this somehow, even though I still don't really understand why I can only hear it in one file on a specific system, but hear it in both on another, while others can't hear it at all. Anyway, I think it's safe to assume the converter doesn't have anything to do with it, since there was no conversion at all on my part this time. I don't know if you still want me to cut those 5 seconds. If you do, I'll gladly do that, just please confirm it if this is what you meant, because I'm not sure I understood you right. So first I should find those two files (FLAC and ALAC) I was referring to when I created this thread, save the first 5 second of the FLAC file in FLAC & save the first 5 second of the ALAC file in ALAC, then upload them here? I don't know how to do the comparision, so if you could help me with that, that would be much appreciated. Even though this particular problem was most likely caused by something else than Bigasoft Audio Converter, Rekonixir's post suggested this program has same issues that should be looked into.
  2. Hello, thanks for your comment, but I believe we have a different problem here. Someone already confirmed it back then that the ALAC and FLAC files I linked here had the same data, which means my problem wasn't caused by Bigasoft Audio Converter. I still didn't manage to solve it though, but at least none of my other files/albums seems to be affected by this. I will look into Bigasoft Audio Converter a bit more after hearing what happened to you, but I really don't think it's the source of my problem. Anyway, thanks again for sharing this, and I'm glad you could find another software that works for you.
  3. A new EP titled "Dead End in Tokyo European Edition" has been released worldwide. The EP contains 9 tracks, including new song "Dog Days" and various live recordings. Tracklist: 01. Dog Days 02. Dead End in Tokyo 03. Hey Now 04. Brave It Out 05. Raise your flag 06. Seven Deadly Sins 07. Survivor – live from The World's On Fire Tour 08. Give it Away – live from The World's On Fire Tour 09. The World's On Fire – live from The World's On Fire Tour
  4. That was the b-side of their "INSIDE OF ME" single. It's not that bad, actually.
  5. VAMPS new album "UNDERWORLD" will be released at 2017/04/26. Limited Edition Type A (5,000yen) will include CD + Blu-ray, Limited Edition Type B (4,000yen) will include CD + DVD, Limited Edition Type C "Special Box" (17,000yen) will include CD, Blu-ray, DVD + sukajan jacket, and Regular Edition (3,000yen) will include CD only. [CD] 01. UNDERWORLD 02. CALLING 03. BREAK FREE 04. DON’T HOLD BACK 05. BLEED FOR ME 06. IN THIS HELL 07. INSIDE OF ME feat. Chris Motionless of Motionless In White 08. RISE OR DIE feat. Richard Z.Kruspe of Emigrate / Rammstein 09. SIN IN JUSTICE feat. APOCALYPTICA 10. B.Y.O.B. (BRING YOUR OWN BLOOD) 11. RISE UP [Blu-ray] 01. LIVE @ ZEPP TOKYO 2016/09/17 [DVD] 01. CALLING (Music Video) 02. CALLING (Making Of) 03. INSIDE OF ME (Music Video) 04. RISE OR DIE (Lyric Video) 05. SIN IN JUSTICE (Lyric Video) 06. VAMPS LIVE 2016 (Documentary)
  6. MAN WITH A MISSION new single "Dead End in Tokyo" will be released at 2017/01/25. The worldwide Digital Edition will be released 2 days later, at 2017/01/27. It was co-written & produced by Patrick Stump and will be the theme song of Japanese blockbuster movie "Shinjuku Swan II". Regular Edition (CD only) Limited Edition (CD + DVD) Digital Edition CD: 01. Dead End in Tokyo 02. Hey Now 03. Brave It Out 04. Raise your flag (Takkyu Ishino Twitching Acid Mix) DVD: 01. ASIA TOUR 2016 DOCUMENTARY 02. MISSION MOVIE
  7. Very good news, though I don't understand why they think putting UNTITLED and PLEDGE so close to each other is a good idea (they did it on TOXIC too). While I enjoy both of these soogs, they are just way too similar, and I believe they aren't the most suitable tracks to end the album either (I know the tracklist is chronological, but still). Other than that, I'm very looking forward to this one. edit: nvm, I believe the "song list has not decided" part in the OP means it's not the final track order.
  8. It's so strange... they sound like a completely different band now. And it's hard to admit, but i'm kinda enjoying these new songs as well. Btw, I'm not sure if it's an old info or not, but it seems like there will be 2 different editions of this album. The edition listed in the OP will be sold in Japan only. The worldwide edition will be relesed 2 days later (2017.1.13) and will have a semi-different tracklist and album cover:
  9. The album you are referring to is just a 2nd press of SM, but they're also releasing another collection called SM #2 (see tracklist in the original post) that contains every single since SM. I don't see why they should add everything to SM, but even if they did, it would be much more expensive. So if someone wants all their singles, they can just buy both collections instead.
  10. Isn't that the case though?
  11. Thanks for the replies! I've tried foobar2000 - it's still there, but only when I manually open the file (file --> open). If it's in the player and I click "play", it sounds flawless. This is very strange. I previously tried iTunes, Media Player Classic Home Cinema and my iPod Classic, it was there each time. Since it sounds the same on my iPod, I don't think the problem is with my PC or speakers, but I'm gonna try it on a different computer later to see if I hear any difference. Anyway, I'm releaved there's nothing wrong with the conversion process I've been using. I can live with this if it's just this one particular song or album, but if anyone has any idea what can be behind this, please share them. Thanks again for your help!
  12. Hi everyone, I'd like to ask for your help, because I'm out of ideas right now. I've been building my music library for a lot of years, always aiming for good quality rips. 320kbps mp3 and 256kbps VBR AAC are good enough for me, so I'm usually not looking for lossless. However, there are some albums that can't be find in good quality mp3 or AAC - it's either FLAC or a bad transcode. In these cases, I usually download the FLAC files, convert them to ALAC (because FLAC is not supported by iTunes) with a tool called "Bigasoft Audio Converter", put the ALAC files in iTunes, then convert them to AAC. I thought this method was safe to use, because I've been told there's no quality loss when converting from lossless to lossless. Today I've been listening to a 12012 album ("mar maroon") I previously converted from FLAC to ALAC then AAC, and suddenly realised there was some kind of noise at the beginning of track 2 ("DNA") that shouldn't have been there. At first, I thought the original FLAC file was corrupted, but when I opened it, I couldn't hear any noise. Made another ALAC file, and it was there again. Then I downloaded another tool ("Mediahuman Audio Converter") hoping for a different result, but it gave me the same noisy ALAC file. Even made a WAC conversion, and that couldn't help either. My question is: do you think there's some kind of problem with this specific FLAC file, or it's something else? I'm worried that the method I've been using for years isn't as safe as I thought. The noise itself isn't that bad, but I really don't want to look through my whole library just to realize other files have the same (or worse) problem. If it helps, the FLAC file I'm talking about was previously uploaded here at MH by mucc6 (who was generous enough to share almost the whole 12012 discography in lossless - thanks a lot for that!), and I believe the same rip can be find at JPopsuki. Anyway, I've uploaded this specific track in FLAC and ALAC for those who are willing to check it: http://www.mediafire.com/file/u6aiuu6bec4jdeb/DNA.rar It's right at 0:00 in the ALAC file. Maybe you won't notice it at first, but I believe it can easily be heard if you listen closely. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks everyone, and sorry for the long post.
  13. I really liked this last year: