1K Club - QQ Shooting Star
- Jun 14, 2002
- Sacramento, California
I'm not sure what you mean regarding Android devices not being able to output 44.1khz - is that not the equivalent of normal CD sample rate resolution? I'll admit, I'm not the most tech-savvy so I'll happily to defer to expertise.
This seems to be an increasingly common bit of stupidity lately. First component I ever noticed it on was the probably long-forgotten-by-now Roku Soundbridge. It was intended as a streamer both for your own collection and for Internet radio, but it was locked at 48kHz. That made it worthless for DTS (though OK for AC-3, which is usually 48kHz) and there were many complaints about the sample rate conversion causing audible noise in some setups.
Now there's a new lossy codec out there called Opus (because obviously what the world needs is another effing lossy codec) and it has no provision whatsoever for 44.1kHz. On top of that we're now getting more Android hardware that can't do 44.1, either.
The stupidity and arrogance of ignoring 30+ years of the CD age and billions of tracks is just mind-blowing and further inflames my fundamental misanthropy.