SOOO, to sum up the "discussion" the flac files that are being downloaded from Bandcamp are actually up converted MP3's (Yeah, the 320 mp3's may NOT have been compressed twice. Maybe higher res files have just been up converted.) Doesn't mean the songs aren't remastered, just means that even people who KNOW they can't tell the difference between the two without looking at a spectrograph are upset because they didn't get what they paid for. Is that about right?
this is whats says in bandcamp:Why the WAV/AIFF/FLAC upload requirement? Why don’t you just accept MP3s?
It’s all about maximizing flexibility for you and your fans. WAV, AIFF and FLAC are high-fidelity (lossless) formats. By starting with the highest possible quality source, we’re able to convert your tracks into a bunch of different format and quality combinations, including MP3 (320, VBR V0), Ogg Vorbis, Apple Lossless, FLACand AAC (aka .m4a or iTunes store format). Sure, most fans will just want the MP3 and won’t know or care about anything else, but there’s a rabid minority out there who will love that you’re giving them a choice. And if a new format/quality becomes à la mode (like when Amazon’s MP3 store made iTunes’ 128k AACs seem antiquated), we’ll transcode to that too, without you having to do a thing.