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Old 04 January 2009, 22:09   #7
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This is not an amateurish hack of simply converting an audio tape into an MP3 using something like LameMP3!

OTLA is a program designed from scratch to analyse the input WAV or tap/tzx file, extract the data from the recording, work out the maximum speed it can be accelerated to for the target computer and convert to MP3 in such as way to be lossless and nice and small.

As for preserving YOUR tapes, all well and good if they are unique, but to me, a complete waste of time if they are commercial and identical to everyone elses (which have already been preserved).

Surely you need only the name of the game title and language to see if the game has already been preserved in original TAP format? There are 10's of databases for many platforms which CRC check files against known good recordings.

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