Bug Report: mp3 render uploads for mp3 submissions
BotB Academy Bug Reports and Feature Requests
Level 30 Chipist
post #120806 :: 2020.05.15 5:49am :: edit 2020.05.15 6:03am
i know this was discussed on irc some time ago, but i cant find a proper bug report here on teh site, so im creating one now.

you can upload a mp3 render even if the submission is a mp3.
most people ignore this, some people are submitting the exact same mp3 again.. but in spring trux 9 we also have some entries with totally different mp3's on top of the actual submission - so this is an issue
Level 28 Hostist
post #120855 :: 2020.05.15 6:54pm
  xterm and kleeder liēkd this
took a wack at this
up mp3 button should only appear for admins/sysop if the submitted entry is an mp3
Level 6 Chipist
post #120860 :: 2020.05.15 7:53pm
It's got its benefits; the positive side to it is, we thought that, it was so you could update the file if it had a glitch, when it plays on the BotB player. Unless, is that redundant because you got a, Re-Submit button right? Idk I'm confused. TO me it translated, like render as in, like repair the song? That what render kind of means to me, like, smooth the quality up to professional, like in a 3d graphic going from, polygon to lifelike.
Level 20 Criticist
post #120863 :: 2020.05.15 8:16pm :: edit 2020.05.15 8:16pm
render makes sense as a button for every other of the myriad of formats that are not mp3 or wav. Not eveyone's gonna be bothered to set up a zx spectrum emulator if they want to hear zx beeper entries, for example.
Level 21 Playa
post #120867 :: 2020.05.15 8:50pm :: edit 2020.05.15 8:51pm
  kleeder liēkd this
Elyk: on botb, a render should be as close as possible to what the source file sounds like without modifications, but in mp3 format for easy playback, since for various emulated chips not everyone has the hardware/software to play songs back faithfully.

if you want to make a "mastered" or "polished" version of a song that was done on a chiptune engine, you would have to enter that into allgear or wildchip formats, since it wouldn't be an authentic emulated chiptune.

mp3 renders should always match the entry. if you want to change an entry, that's indeed what resubmit is for, but note you can only do that before the battle entry deadline!
Level 26 Mixist
post #120872 :: 2020.05.16 12:07am
  xterm liēkd this
|・ω・) there's always soundcloud or whatever people these days are into if you wanna post your post-production tweaks

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