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Digital Show & Tell

Xiph.Org is pleased to announce that we've completed Digital Show & Tell, our second major video on digital media. This time we explore multiple facets of digital audio signals and how they really behave in the real world.

Demonstrations of sampling, quantization, bit-depth, and dither show digital audio behavior on real audio equipment using both modern digital analysis and vintage analog bench equipment... just in case we can't trust those newfangled digital gizmos. You can also download the source code for each demo and try it all for yourself!

Like our previous video A Digital Media Primer for Geeks, Show & Tell moves fast and only glances on a number of rather important topics, so we've also set up a Wiki to get more information, ask questions, and debate.

We hope you enjoy it, and Happy Hacking!


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