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Re: New U2 song: "Ordinary Love"
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2013, 08:04:11 AM »
Oh, and based on viewings of the movie, it appears "Ordinary Love" is produced by Danger Mouse, and that there is another snippet of U2 music in the film that may not be part of "Ordinary Love".  The reviewer commented about the sound of African chanting over a riff from Edge's guitar.  But it doesn't appear to be listed on the soundtrack either, so maybe just a brief instrumental piece (or perhaps something not even U2 related?)

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Re: New U2 song: "Ordinary Love"
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2013, 11:02:00 PM »
Have to say I am really looking forward to getting a copy of this on RSD, I want to hear and like some new material, this has the possibility of being something great, this could finally bring U2 and Bono especially that award they want and are missing.

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Re: New U2 song: "Ordinary Love"
« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2013, 01:12:15 PM »
Here's a small (mobile version?) of the video with full audio!  Aaron, feel free to delete this if this is not kosher.  As far as I know this is legit.

https://store.mobilerider.com/api/facebook_share.php?vendor=692&media=70863&player=universal&service=1&extras=skin%3Au2%2Cautoplay%3A0%2Cautohide%3A1%2Ccontinuous%3A1&rnd=1385054984

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Re: New U2 song: "Ordinary Love"
« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2013, 01:17:12 PM »
heh--you're hanging out at Hoffman's...I just saw it there as well

Love it!!  TX Bono for laying out the lyrics.

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Re: New U2 song: "Ordinary Love"
« Reply #34 on: November 21, 2013, 01:26:27 PM »
Ha!  Yes, I got it at the Hoffman forum, which usually isn't a great source for U2 news.  In fact, it's usually a place for U2-bashing.

I also just got an e-mail from U2.com with a link to the video, which is apparently going to "premiere" later today...

EDIT: If you're a U2.com subscriber, the video is now available in a much higher resolution than what I linked above.
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Re: New U2 song: "Ordinary Love"
« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2013, 04:50:11 PM »
I was able to download the U2.com video to my phone using an app called "Free Video Downloader Plus." I'll have to wait until I get home to make an MP3 of it.

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Re: New U2 song: "Ordinary Love"
« Reply #36 on: November 21, 2013, 10:13:11 PM »
In case anyone is interested, the Facebook video has a bit higher quality audio than the U2.com version. It's also 720p video compared to only 320p, though oddly the U2.com file is actually slightly larger. The Facebook 720p version looks just fine, even blown up on my 55" TV.

Details:

U2.com version
Video: H.264, 480x320 (letterboxed), 24 fps, 1523 kbps
Audio: AAC, 128 kbps

Facebook version
Video: H.264, 1280x720, 24 fps, 1488 kbps
Audio: AAC, 150 kbps

Hopefully they will put this on their official YouTube page soon. The audio and video bitrates are usually a bit higher.

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Re: New U2 song: "Ordinary Love"
« Reply #37 on: November 22, 2013, 01:10:16 AM »
Actually, this video on u2.com available in several (5) bitrates. The most higher quality is:
Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1920x1080 30fps 4256kbps [Video]
Audio: AAC 44100Hz stereo 154kbps [Audio]
112 MB

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Re: New U2 song: "Ordinary Love"
« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2013, 01:23:05 AM »
Hmmm, I will have to try redownloading it.

ETA:

Andrey, I can see the manifest with the five different bitrates available, but my browser always selects the bitrate automatically. Is there a way to force it to pick the highest bitrate?
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Re: New U2 song: "Ordinary Love"
« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2013, 02:18:47 AM »
Got it. Just have to eliminate all but one of the five numbers in the URL to get the stream you want.

Cheers.

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Re: New U2 song: "Ordinary Love"
« Reply #40 on: November 22, 2013, 05:13:59 AM »
I watched the video on U2.com and I love the new song Ordinary Love.   :)

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Re: New U2 song: "Ordinary Love"
« Reply #41 on: November 22, 2013, 07:01:18 PM »

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Re: New U2 song: "Ordinary Love"
« Reply #42 on: November 22, 2013, 09:04:40 PM »
As I suspected, the audio bitrate is a little better on YouTube, 192 kbps.

The 1080p version from U2.com still has the highest video bitrate.

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Re: New U2 song: "Ordinary Love"
« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2013, 02:40:09 AM »
No, YouTube also have 1080p version, but in DASH format only (your browser must support this). About quality:
Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1920x1080 23.974fps 2735kbps [Video]
Audio: AAC 44100Hz stereo 253kbps [Audio]

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Re: New U2 song: "Ordinary Love"
« Reply #44 on: November 23, 2013, 03:15:39 AM »
Once again, Andrey, you are teaching me something about "new media."  ;)

Downloading now.