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SeanRidenour
Posted Thu May 15, 2008 5:37PM

I'm having a hard time listening through the watermark. It makes it difficult to get the real gist of the audio. Is anyone looking into a better solution?


Don't get me wrong, when I submit material, I want it protected...but I also want someone to hear through the clutter of the watermark. It seems like it could be a real distraction. Enough so that no one even uses iStockAudio.


Thoughts?
artbyjulie
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Posted Thu May 15, 2008 6:08PM
I agree completely. It overpowers the sound you are trying to hear.
thepugnatious
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Posted Thu May 15, 2008 8:16PM
The watermark is currently being reworked and should be replaced before too long.
retroimages
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Posted Fri May 16, 2008 3:35AM
For a while I thought the watermark WAS the audio clip. I though it was a bit strange that every clip sounded the same!
lucato
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Posted Fri May 16, 2008 7:57AM
Posted By thepugnatious:
The watermark is currently being reworked and should be replaced before too long.

Maybe it would be a soft female voice "iStockAudio"..."copyrighted sound sample"...lower then the original sound. something like that.
EricFerguson
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Posted Fri May 16, 2008 11:24AM
Please, please, please, don't chose a watermark that has a pitch to it!  The current watermark is really distracting, and actually fits in with some of the samples uploaded, which totally changes how the user experiences the preview.  It's standard practice to use a soft voice that says "iStockAudio" or similar, as suggested. 

That way the clip can be easily identified if stolen, and it doesn't overpower the original audio.

Glad to hear that it's being reworked.
nicolesy
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Posted Fri May 16, 2008 12:09PM
Posted By lucato:

Posted By thepugnatious:
The watermark is currently being reworked and should be replaced before too long.


Maybe it would be a soft female voice "iStockAudio"..."copyrighted sound sample"...lower then the original sound. something like that.

I agree 100%.  A watermark that is musical will completely overwhelm the music that is being played ... it should be very clear that it's a watermark and not something that could confuse the buyers.
thepugnatious
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Posted Fri May 16, 2008 1:09PM
The new watermark is on its way... all your comments are appreciated.
pixitive
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Posted Fri May 16, 2008 4:29PM
In some sound libraries, watermarking on preview, is simply a downgraded version of the file, like a very low bitrate mp3 , presence of hiss or noise (white noise covers all the frequencies so it's impossible to remove).
Customers knows that paying will allow access the high quality version of the file.

Anyway, a (female) voice telling "istockaudio" every few seconds could be the best solution.
PJ Hudson
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Posted Fri May 16, 2008 7:19PM
I'm not sure if the new watermark that's on its way is the current one but the watermark just about blew out my laptop speakers it was so loud and when I turned it down I could barely hear the actual file
Natural_Warp
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Posted Mon May 19, 2008 5:24AM

OMG LOL !!!!


i never thought of watermarking bleeps and bells ... hehe , rofl ...
i thought the artist had sampled his tubular bells at home and used them for composing a song !!!


man , i'm so stupid ... lol ... djeez ...
JamersonG
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Posted Mon May 19, 2008 5:34AM
Vocal watermarks usually work quite well.. "this is an audio preview" or something..
apashackCLOSED
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Posted Mon May 19, 2008 6:16AM

Message for reviewer:


We’re sorry but we’re unable to accept your Watermark at this time. Rejection reason: "Not suitable for Watermark" Please refer to other audio sites for future reference.   We look forward to your future attempts at Watermarking.
JRigo
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Posted Tue May 27, 2008 5:11AM
Actual watermarks on audio files is disturbing. Vocal (or click, beep) watermarks is better.

(Edited on 2008-05-27 05:13:38 by JRigo)
thepugnatious
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Posted Tue May 27, 2008 2:36PM
Posted By apashack:

Message for reviewer:


We’re sorry but we’re unable to accept your Watermark at this time. Rejection reason: "Not suitable for Watermark" Please refer to other audio sites for future reference. We look forward to your future attempts at Watermarking.

nice, well served
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