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  • May 24, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for May 22-24, 2022 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, May 29, 2022. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • May 22, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for May 22-24, 2022 has begun. Older entries are currently being updated and moved to Florenfile.. We thank you all for your continued support. 



  • May 17, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for May 15-17, 2022 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, May 22, 2022. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • May 15, 2022


Full Florenfile integration for May 15-17, 2022 has begun. Older entries are currently being updated and moved to Florenfile. We thank you all for your continued support. 



  • May 10, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for May 8-10, 2022 has ended. The next update will occur on Sunday, May 15, 2022. We thank you all for your continued support. 



  • May 8, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for May 8-10, 2022 has begun. Older entries are currently being updated and moved to Florenfile. We thank you all for your continued support. 



  • May 3, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for May1-3, 2022 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, May 8, 2022. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • May 1, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for May1-3, 2022 has begun. Older entries are being updated and moved to Florenfile. We thank you all for your continued support. 



  • April 26, 2022 

Full Florenfile integration for April 24-26 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, May 1, 2022. We thank you all for your continued support. 



  • April 24, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for April 24-26 has begun. Older entries are currently being updated and are being moved to Florenfile. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • April 19, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for April 17-19 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, April  24, 2022. We thank you all for your continued support.



  • April 17, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for April 17-19 has begun. Older entries are currently being moved to Florenfile. We thank you all for your continued support. 



  • April 12, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for April 10-12, 2022 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, April 17, 2022. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • April 10, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for April 10-12, 2022 has begun. Older entries are currently being updated and are being moved to Florenfile. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • April 5, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for April 4-6, 2022 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, April 10, 2022  We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • April 3, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for April 3-5, 2022 has begun. Older entries are currently being updated and moved to Florenfile. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • March 29, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for March 27-28, 2022 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, April 3, 2022. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • March 27, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for March 27-28, 2022 has begun. Older entries are currently being updated are being moved to Florenfile. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • March 22, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for March 20-21, 2022 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, March 27, 2022. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • March 20, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for March 20-21, 2022 has begun. Older entries are currently being updated and are being moved to Florenfile. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • March 15, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for March 13-15, 2022 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, March 20, 2022. We thank you all for your continued support. 



  • March 13, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for March 13-15, 2022 has begun. Older entries are currently being updated and moved to Florenfile. We thank you all for your continued support and we welcome our new subscribers. Enjoy your stay. 



  • March 8, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for March 6-8, 2022 has ended. The next update will occur on Sunday, March 13, 2022. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • March 6, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for March 6-8, 2022 has begun. Older entries are currently being updated. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • March 1, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for February 27-28, 2022 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, March 6, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support. 



  • February 27, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for February 27-28, 2022 has begun. Older entries are currently being updated/moved to Florenfile. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • February 22, 2002 

Full Florenfile integration for February 20-21, 2022 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, February 27, 2022. We thank you all for your continued support.



  • February 20, 2022 

Full Florenfile integration for February 20, 2022 has begun. Older entries are being updated and are being moved to Florenfile. We thank you all for your continued support.


  • February 15, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for February 13-14, 2022 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, February 20, 2022. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • February 13, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for February 13-14, 2022 has begun. Older entries are currently being updated and moved to Florenfile. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • February 8, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for February 6-7, 2022 has ended. The next updated will occur on Sunday, February 13, 2022. We thank you all for your continued support. 



  • February 6, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for February 6-7, 2022 has begun. Older entries are currently being updated and moved to Florenfile. We thank you all for your continued support. 



News: February 1, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for January 30-31, 2022 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, February 6, 2022. We thank you all for your continued support. 



  • News: January, 30, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for January 30, 2022 has begun. Older entries are currently being updated and are being moved to Florenfile. We thank you all for your continued support. 



  • News: January 25, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for January 23-24, 2022 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, January 30, 2022. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • News: January 23, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for January 23-24, 2022 has begun. Older entries are currently being updated and moved to Florenfile.  We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • News: January 19, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for January 16-18, 2022 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, January 22, 2022. We thank you al, for your continued support. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • News: January 16, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for January 16-18, 2022 has begun. Older entries are currently being updated and moved to Florenfile.  We thank you all for your continued support. 



  • News: January 11, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for January 9-10, 2022 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, January 16, 2022. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • News: January 9, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for January 9-10, 2022 has begun. Older entries are currently being moved to Florenfile. We thank you all for your continued support. 




  •  News: January 1, 2022

Full Florenfile integration for December 30-31, 2021 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday. January 9, 2022. We thank you all for your continued support.  
 
 
We welcome 2022 with open arms. We would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year. A special thank you to all of our subscribers. By supporting our website, you have allowed us to grow and prosper. We will continue to bring you the best and most accurate rips possible. More vinyl, more first pressings and many more  things to come. Stay safe out there.

- Mediasurfer, 2022

  • News: December 30, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for December 30 to December 31 has begun. Older entries are currently being moved to Florenfile with priority being placed on the Pop section. We thank you all for your continued support. 



  • Update: December 29, 2021

As mentioned previously, some staff members were experiencing issues with their personal storage devices. Those issues have been resolved. Starting tomorrow, 12/30/2021 until 12/31/2021, Florenfile integration will be in effect. Older entries will be updated and moved to Florenfile with priority being set on the Pop section. Need something moved or updated to Florenfile? Just let us know in the comments section and we will update the links as soon as we can.

 


Update: December 20, 2021
 
Full Florenfile integration has been postponed until further notice. As mentioned previously, some staff members are currently experiencing issues with their personal storage devices, I.E. they are currently in the process of installing personal home storage servers for their files - effectively ending the need for USB external HDD's. With the holidays approaching as well as the new year close by, the staff will have less time for mass updates but will instead, dedicate all remaining time to the installation of their personal servers as well as daily posting. Subscribers can still request and receive updates to all dead links they may encounter. We apologize for the delay and thank you all for your continued support.  
 
 
  • News: December 19, 2021
 
This week's Florenfile integration which was scheduled for Sunday, December 19, 2021 has been rescheduled for Monday, December 20, 2021. Some staff members are currently experiencing technical difficulties with their personal storage devices. We apologize for the delay and hope to resolve this issue within the next 24-48 hours. Daily posting remains unaffected 
 

  • News: December 14, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for December 12-13, 2021 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, December 19, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support. 



  • News: December 12, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for December 12, 2021 has begun. Older entries are being updated and moved to Florenfile. We thank you all for your continued support.




  • News: December 7, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for December 5-6 2021 has ended. The next updated will occur on Sunday, December 12, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support. 


Update! The R&B section has been completely updated. All links in the R&B section are now on Florenfile. 1 down, 7 to go.

  • News: December 5, 2021


Full Florenfile integration for December 5-6 2021 has begun. Older entries are currently being updated and moved to Florenfile. We thank you all for your continued support.  
 


  • News: November 30, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for November 28-29, 2021 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, December 5, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • News: November 28, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for November 28, 2021 has begun. Older entries are currently being moved and updated to Florenfile. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • News: November 22, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for November 21, 2021 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, November 28, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support and we welcome our new subscribers. Enjoy your stay. 



  • News: November 21, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for November 21, 2021 has begun. Due to a surge of new subscribers, this week's integration will be a 1 day event ending on Monday November 22, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support. 

 

  • News: November 16, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for November 14-16, 2021 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, November 21, 2021. We thank you all for continued support. 


  • News: November 14, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for November 14, 2021 has begun. Older entries are currently being updated and are being moved to Florenfile. We thank you all for continued support. 


  • News:  November 7, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for November 7, 2021 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, November 14, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • News: November 7, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for November 7, 2021 has begun. Due to a surge of new subscribers, this weeks integration will be a 1 day event, ending on Monday November, 8, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support. 



  • News: November 1, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for October 31, 2021 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, November 7, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support and would like to welcome our subscribers to our website. Enjoy your stay. 



  • News: October 31, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for October 31, 2021 has begun. Older entries are currently being updated and moved to Florenfile. Due to a surge of new subscribers, this week's integration will be a 1 day event ending on Monday November 1, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support. For a full list of updated entries, please click here

  •  News: October 25, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for October 24, 2021 has ended. The next update will occur on Sunday October 31, 2021 We thank you all for your continued support.  
 
 
  •  News: October 24, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for October 24, 2021 has begun. Older entries are currently being updated and moved to Florenfile. Due to a surge of new subscribers, this week's integration will be a 1 day event ending on Monday, October 25, 2021. We welcome all of our new subscribers and we thank you for choosing us. Enjoy your stay. Thank you all for your continued support. 
 
 
  • News: October 19, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for October 17-19 has ended. The next update will occur on Sunday October 31, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • News: October 17, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for October 17-19  has begun. Older entries are currently being updated and moved to Florenfile. We thank you all for your continued support.  
 
 
  • News: October 12, 2021
 
Full Florenfile integration for October 10-12 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, October 17, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support.  
 
 
  • News: October 10, 2021
 
Full Florenfile integration for October 10-12 has begun. Older entries are currently being updated and are being moved to Florenfile. We thank you all for your continued support.  
 
 
  • News: October 4, 2021
 
Full Florenfile integration for October 3, 2021 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, October 10, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support.  
 
 
 
  • News: October 3, 2021
 
Full Florenfile integration for October 3-5 has begun. Oldier entires are currently being updated and are being moved to Florenfile. Due to a surge of new subscribers, this weeks integration will a 1 day event. We thank you all for your continued support.  
 
 
 
  • News: September 28, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for September 26-28, 2021 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, October 3, 2021. Due to a surge of subscribers, the next integration will be a one day event. We thank you all for your continued support. We would also like to welcome our new subscribers to the ship. Enjoy your stay. Thank you for choosing us and for choosing to have rips that are organized, sorted and tagged. 
 
 
 
  • News: September 26, 2021
 
Full Florenfile integration for September 26-28, 2021 has begun. Older entries are currently being moved to Florenfile. We thank you all for your continued support.  
 
 
 
  • News: September 14, 2021
 
Full Florenfile integration for September 12-14, 2021 has ended.  The next integration will occur on Sunday, September 26, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support. 
 
 
  • News: September 12, 2021
 
Full Florenfile integration for September 12-14, 2021 has ended. Older entries are currently being updated an moved to Florenfile. Daily posting remains in effect albeit at a slower pace. We thank you all for your continued support.  
 
 
  • News: September 7, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for September 5-7, 2021 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday September 12, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support. 

 
  •  News: September 5, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for September 5-7, 2021 has begun. Older entries are currently being updated and moved to Florenfile. Daily posting remains in effect albeit at a slower pace. We thank you all for your continued support.  
 
 
  • News: September 1, 2021
 
Full Florenfile integration has ended for August 29-30, 2021. The next integration will occur on Sunday, September 5, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support.  
 
 
 
  • News: August 29, 2021
 
Full Florenfile integration for Sunday, August 29, 2021 has begun. Older entries are currently being moved and updated to Florenfile. Daily posting remains in effect albeit at a slower pace. We thank you all for your continued support.  

 
 
  • News: August 23, 2021
 
Full Florenfile integration for Sunday, August 22, 2021 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, August 29, 2021. We would like to thank you all for your continued support and we welcome our new subscribers. Enjoy your stay. 

 
  • News: August 22, 2021
 
Full Florenfile integration for Sunday, August 22, 2021has begun. Due to a surge of new subscribers, this week's integration will be a 1 day event ending on Monday, August 23, 2021. Daily posting remains in effect albeit at a slower pace.
 
 
  •  News: August 17, 2021

Florenfile integration for August 15-17, 2021 has ended. Because our subscriber count has increased, the next Florenfile integration will be a one day event starting on Sunday, August 22, 2021 and ending on Monday August 23, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support.

 
  •  News: August 15, 2021
 
Florenfile integration for August 15-17, 2021 has begun. Older entries are being moved to Florenfile. Regular posting remains in effect albeit at a slower pace. We thank you all for your continued support.
 
 
 
  • News: August 9, 2021

Florenfile integration for August 8, 2021 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, August 15, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support.

 
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  • News: August 8, 2021

Florenfile integration for August 8, 2021 has begun. Due to a surge of new subscribers, this week's integration will be a 1 day event ending on Monday, August 9. We thank you all for your continued support.


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  • News: August 3, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for August 1-3, 2021 has ended. Due to a surge of new subscribers, the next Florenfile integration will be a 1 day event instead of 2. It will occur on Sunday, August 8, 2021. We would like to welcome our new subscribers and thank them for choosing our website. Enjoy your stay. Thank you for your continued support.


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  • News: August 1, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for August 1-3, 2021 has begun. Older entries are currently being moved to Florenfile. Daily posting remains in effect albeit at a slower pace. 


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  • News: July 27, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for July 25-27, 2021 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, August 1, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support


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  • News: July 25, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for July 25-27, 2021 has begun. Older entries are currently being moved to Florenfile. Daily posting will remain in effect albeit at a slower pace. We thank you all for your continued support. 



  • News: July 20, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for July 18-20, 2021 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday July 25, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support. 



  • News: July 18, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for July 18-20, 2021 has begun. Older entries are currently being moved to Florenfile. We thank you all for your continued support. 



  • Update: July 14, 2021

A new method for capturing the album covers/record sleeves has been found. While the new method still has flaws, it does give the staff higher resolution captures of the record sleeves at the cost of noticeable glare. All Vinyl entries have been updated to display the new record sleeve captures. The URLs have also been updated so that subscribers can now download the files with the new record sleeves captures present within the metadata. We encourage all subscribers to download and replace the old album covers with the new ones by either downloading the new album covers or by re-downloading the files via the new Florenfile links. We thank you all for your continued support.


  • News: July 13, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for July 11-13, 2021 has ended. The next update will occur on Sunday, July, 11 2021. We thank you all for your continued support. 


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  • News: July, 11 2021

Full Florenfile integration for July 11-13, 2021 has begun. Older entries are currently being moved to Florenfile. Daily posting will remain in effect albeit at a slower pace.


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  • News: July 8, 2021
 
After much delay, the vinyl section is now open. The first rips are now available for all subscribers. More rips will be published within the next few days. For more information regarding the vinyl section, please click here and scroll down. We thank you all for your continued support.

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  • News: July 6, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for July 4-6, 2021 has ended. The next update will occur on Sunday, July, 11 2021. We thank you all for your continued support. For a full list of updated entries, please click here.



  • News: July 4, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for July 4-6, 2021 has begun.. Older entries are currently being moved to Florenfile. Daily posting will remain in effect albeit at a slower pace.


  • News: June 29, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for June 27-28, 2021 has ended. The next update will occur on Sunday, July 3, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support. 


  • News: June 27, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for June 27-29 has begun. Older entries are currently being moved to Florenfile. Daily posting will remain in effect albeit at a slower pace. 



  • Update: June 25, 2021

Staff member Sentinel, has just published the first day of image testing with a new scanner for record sleeves. You can read his report by clicking here. The report includes several scanned image samples of records that will be featured in the near future. More details will be provided over the next few days.

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  • Update: June 22, 2021

Mediasurfer.ch is happy to announce that a scanner for record sleeves may have been found by staff member Sentinel. The staff is now 1 step closer to making the Vinyl section a reality. Sentinel will begin image quality tests on Thursday, June 24, 2021. Let us pray that the image quality is acceptable enough for Sentinel's high standards. The results will be published on Sunday, June 27, 2021. Stay tuned for more details.

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  • News: June 22, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for June 20-22, 2021 has ended. The next update will occur on Sunday, June 27, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support. 

  • News: June 20, 2021

Full Florenfile integration has begun. The staff is currently updating and moving older entries to Florenfile. Daily posting remains in effect albeit at a slower pace. 
  • News: June 15, 2021

Florenfile integration for June 13-14, 2021 has ended. The next integration will occur on Sunday, June 20, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support.


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  •  News: June 13, 2021
 
Full Florenfile integration has begun. The staff is currently updating and moving older entries to Florenfile. Daily posting remains in effect albeit at a slower pace.  
 

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  •  News: June 11, 2021

Due to an increased number of subscribers within the past 48 hours, the staff has decided to move the weekly scheduled Florenfile integration from Saturday 6/12/2021 to Sunday 6/13/2021 until Tuesday 6/14/2021. The staff will be active for the next 2 days publishing new content for our newer subscribers. Users can also request updates for all entries that have dead links. Those requests will be moved to Florenfile once they have been cleared by the Spam bot. We thank you all for your continued support.
 
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  • News: June 7, 2021

Florenfile integration for June 5-6, 2021 has ended. The next integration will occur on Saturday, June 11, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support.

 
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  • News: June 5, 2021

Florenfile integration for June 5-6, 2021 has begun. Older entries are currently being moved to Florenfile. Daily posting will continue albeit at a slower pace. We thank you all for your continued support.

 
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  • News: May 31, 2021


Florenfile integration for May 29-30, 2021 has ended. The next integration will occur on Saturday, June 5, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support. 


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  • News: May 29, 2021

Florenfile integration for May 29-30, 2021 has begun. Older entries are currently being moved to Florenfile. Newer publications will be made albeit at a slower pace. A list of updated entries can be found here: https://www.mediasurfer.ch/p/were-moving-to-florenfile.html

We thank you all for your continued support.

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  • News: May 24, 2021

Florenfile integration for May 22-24, 2021 has ended. The next integration will occur on Saturday May 29, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support. 

A list of updated entries can be found here: https://www.mediasurfer.ch/p/were-moving-to-florenfile.html

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  • News: May 22, 2021

Florenfile integration for May 22-24, 2021 has begun. Older entries are currently being moved to Florenfile. Daily posting will continue albeit slower than usual. A list of updated entries can be found here: https://www.mediasurfer.ch/p/were-moving-to-florenfile.html
 
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  • News: May 17, 2021

Full Florenfile integration for May 15-16 20201 has been completed. The next integration will occur on Saturday, May 21, 2021. We thank you all for your continued support.

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  • News: May 15, 2021

Florenfile integration for May 15-16, 2021 has begun. Older entries are currently being moved to Florenfile. Daily posting will continue albeit slower than usual. A list of updated entries can be found here:  https://www.mediasurfer.ch/p/were-moving-to-florenfile.html

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  • Update: May 10, 2021

. Florenfile integration for May 8 - May 10, 2021 has ended. The next integration will take place on Saturday, May 15, 2021. 

. For a list of updated entries, please click on the link below


. We now have a large amount of subscribers and more demand for new publications. Due to this increased demand, any and all future updates/changes will be featured on the side bar above the "disclaimer" Please see the screenshot below for more details.



. Where we are: As stated previously, we now have a large number of subscribers and a lot of older entries that need to be updated and moved to Florenfile. 

. What will continue to happen: From Monday through Friday, the staff will be publishing new content as well as fulfilling update requests for entries with dead links . Saturdays and Sundays will be reserved for full Florenfile integration. This means that the staff will be moving all remaining entries to Florenfile as well as finally including AAC files to many older entries that do not have them. New content will still be published during this time but it will happen at a slower pace.

. The next 7 months: We hope to have the entire website updated and moved to Florenfile before the end of the year. The staff also wishes to finally begin the publication of Vinyl/LP releases before the end of year. This is wishful thinking as the staff still does not have a suitable scanner for the record sleeves. Once a suitable scanner has been found, the staff can begin to move forward with the Vinyl section. 

. Final thoughts: The past 2 years for Mediasurf have been rough. The beginning of 2021 wasn't that great for Mediasurf as well. We lost most of our original audience when we moved to Florenfile but we also gained a new following because of it.  The decision wasn't easy but reliable storage, an increased number of tech support scams on Adfly and Mega.nz's relentless blacklisting and as of now, unreliable storage made it so that we had to move to Florenfile. Although we knew it wouldn't happen, we would have loved for the Mediasurf originals to have made the change with us. We will move forward. To our current subscribers, all 3984 and counting, we thank you all for your continued support.

Lets move forward and enjoy the rest of the year.
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  • News: September 15, 2016

- The introduction of AAC Files:

The AAC files (Advanced Audio Encoding) on this site are converted using the Apple based qaac 2.64, CoreAudioToolbox 7.10.9.0 encoder. The original FLAC files are CD, 16 bit, 44.100 kHz, stereo, digital audio files. The AAC files will use the following settings and will use the extension .M4A. The end result will be 1 FLAC link for lossless audio lovers and 1 lossy link for those who want smaller files instead.

1.) AAC-LC Profile (Low Complexity)

2.) Bit rate is 256 kbps, CBR (constant bit rate)

3.) All files will use Stereo mode instead of Joint Stereo mode.

AAC was designed to be the successor of the MP3 format which is why we chose it. Although MP3 is near universal, AAC support has increased. Virtually all modern mobile devices and PC's can play AAC files right out of the box. Although a good audio recording with excellent mastering is always what matters, AAC at a lower bitrate will more frequently achieve a better lossy version of the original source material when compared to an MP3 file at a higher bit rate. This will be the standard lossy format for this site. It is not subject to change. Below are some comparisons.

"Scream Machine" by Beyond Fear: Original FLAC file ripped from the C.D.
"Scream Machine" by Beyond Fear: Converted from FLAC to AAC, (256 kbps, CBR, Stereo) using the settings listed above.
"Scream Machine" by Beyond Fear: Converted from FLAC to MP3 (320 kbps, CBR, Stereo) using the LAME encoder, version 3.99.