How to use the files


We’ve had a hard time deciding witch file format to choose.

We want the files to have the best audio quality possible

and also be able to play on most devices.

There are four file formats available for now:

WAV, FLAC, M4A (Apple Lossless) and some releases as MP3 (320 kbps).

This may change.

The WAV files are uncompressed professional-level audio files.

The FLAC and M4A files are compressed with supposedly no loss in audio quality,

but 40 - 60% smaller in size.

The MP3 files are compressed with some loss in audio quality, but smallest in size.

To learn more about WAV click here.

To learn more about FLAC click here.

To learn more about M4A click here.

To learn more about MP3 click here.

iTunes / iPod will not play FLAC files unless they are converted.

(Strangely, Mac Os Finder plays FLAC files just fine, iTunes don’t).

If you have any problem playing the files, we suggest you download the VLC Player.

VLC can play almost any audio and video format on Linux, Windows and Mac.

You can download it here.

Please contact us and tell us if there´s something we should know and

we´ll post it here.


The Black Smoke Folk

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