View Full Version : clouds and tornadoes mp3s

08-29-2008, 01:39 PM
has anybody had trouble extracting the mp3s from the downloadable zip file? i purchased the vinyl, downloaded the file, and kept getting error messages whenever i tried to drag the mp3s into a new folder. today (a couple days later) it says the zip file doesn't even exist. help! i want to listen to it!

08-29-2008, 02:46 PM
I couldn't even get the file. it kept saying the codes didn't match up. I tried to do it the day I purchased the vinyl & was thinking I'd give it a day or two, but I just tried again and ...nope. I should e-mail merge.

08-29-2008, 04:50 PM
What quality is it? I just threw the thing out because I assumed it was some bullshit.

08-29-2008, 05:05 PM
wilson, you're with merge, right?

08-29-2008, 05:13 PM
it's 320 kbps

09-02-2008, 01:27 PM

Yeah, we had a couple days where our LP downloads were down at the end of last week (our programmer literally had inserted a single blank space in the code that fucked up the formatting of the download protocol so that every zip file would become corrupted). Anyone who got fucked-up downloads can email me at support@mergerecords.com, and I'll reset your download code--at least, I will if you include your download code in the email!

09-02-2008, 01:30 PM
it's 320 kbps

Actually, the free vinyl downloads are encoded at a variable bitrate with an average of 160 kbps (roughly equal quality to mp3s you purchase at iTunes, which are encoded at a constant bitrate of 192, right?). That's the idea, at least, so Merge can save on some of the bandwidth costs while still delivering solid product given the options.

09-03-2008, 08:29 AM
hmm... i thought my mp3 said 320. i'll need to double check later, i guess.