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Old Feb 25, 2018, 07:12 AM
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UHQCD format is applied on this release.
I reported to SS and have it added about a month ago, but it isn't yet prepared on advanced search.
Apparently it's a kind of high quality audio CD format like SA-CD.
http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/thread...d-more.576237/

Do we have any other albums with this format on db?
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Old Feb 25, 2018, 07:27 AM
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We do have some: http://www.neowing.co.jp/searches?te...&page=&q=UHQCD

Also if we are adding UHQCD to the db I guess we should also have an option for Sony's version of it, the Blu-spec CD: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-spec_CD / http://www.neowing.co.jp/searches?te...&q=Blu-spec+CD

Although, I question the usefulness of adding either to the db. Ultimately, UHQCDs and Blu-spec CDs are still normal Red Book audio CDs.
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Old Feb 25, 2018, 08:14 AM
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Also adding to this, HQCD and UHQCD aren't the same thing: https://vgmdb.net/album/35283

There are a bunch of formats beside those nstz mentioned like Blu-spec 2, HDCD, XRCD and so on, maybe we should have another field for them instead of changing them from CD.
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Old Feb 25, 2018, 08:22 AM
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Wait and post. I've already got it back by myself.
Why are you so hasty.

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Providing more detailed CD formats looks like not so bad idea.
As long as we have SA-CD already, I think the rest of formats would be considered by admin.

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Old Feb 25, 2018, 08:37 AM
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SA-CD is actually a different format rather than being just a regular redbook audio CD made with a different manufacturing process.
That being said, a lot of SA-CDs are hybrids that can be played on regular players too.

I agree we should show the info somewhere though so if adding a new field is too much work, that's fine.
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Old Feb 25, 2018, 07:21 PM
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So, I am torn on this now. If the format plays in all existing players, then does it really need a new media type? On the other hand, we have Flexi Discs in our media list. They play in any record player, though they are physically and distinctively different than regular records.

On the other hand, you've got a quality difference, as mentioned in the linked discussion. That alone might necessitate adding these formats to the media list. especially if there are wide-ranging reprints of some of the game/anime music catalogs because of this.
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Old Feb 27, 2018, 09:49 AM
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Since we've added Blu-spec CD, any chance we can get "HQCD" and "Blu-spec CD2" as well?

We also have a HDCD (yet another format) in the database, not sure if there are more: https://vgmdb.net/db/covers.php?do=view&cover=200959
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Old Feb 27, 2018, 03:31 PM
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We also have an SHM-CD: https://vgmdb.net/album/35248
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Old Mar 2, 2018, 01:35 AM
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PLAYBUTTON might be worth adding as well since one was added in the zelda ost: https://vgmdb.net/album/75832

We also have 4 more in the database:
https://vgmdb.net/album/62801
https://vgmdb.net/album/62802
https://vgmdb.net/album/54775
https://vgmdb.net/album/43056
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So, I have added all of these formats, but is this just the tip of the iceberg?
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Woah, audiophile voodoo bullshit creeping into the db. Are you guys serious?
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So, I have added all of these formats, but is this just the tip of the iceberg?
You haven't added HDCD. Besides the example Illidan posted, this one uses it as well:
https://vgmdb.net/db/covers.php?do=view&cover=167725

I mean if we're already doing this...
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