posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 02:17 PM
Pretty hardcore claims.
Not sure how I feel about this one.
The audio of the alleged call was.... odd. The voice did sound a bit like MJ, but the quality kinda sucked, so I can't tell if minor discrepancies in
the voice are due to that, or fakery. I also found the wording he used (alleged MJ) to be a little odd.
I will definitely be keeping my eye on this, however. Let's see if this guy keeps his word.
a phone call is 8 kbit/s – using speech codecs
a MP3 is arround about 128KB - 320 kbit/s the highest supported by mp3's
So when recording a telephone call you aren't going to get crystal clean recordings.
Being into music production, I'm aware of the effect of low bitrates on the quality of digital playback.
(Though I'm not quite sure what you mean by the "a phone call is 8kbit/s - using speech codecs" line)
That said, I have heard fairly crystal clear audio from 320kb, and mp3s do exist below the 128kb range-- those crappy ones are where you start to get
some of the distortions you hear in this audio.
And I have definitely heard legit phone taps where the recording quality wasn't that great. But this one seems especially bad. I'm not saying that
necessarily means anything... just that it could.
A clever hoaxer might have similar knowledge, and use a crappy digital representation to mask
a poor impersonation.
Just looking at all the angles....