Is the HDCD decoder working?I test with "BeeGees-This is where I came in" but Foobar2000 did show nothing in the HDCD Scan Results window, tried both TAK compressed file and the Audio CD.The latest HDCD decoder seems integrated into Foobar and no more a DSP, how can I know it's working correct?Tested another "HDCD Sampler Volume 2" still nothing shown ...
I use Kari Bremnes with the Svarta Bjorn CD ripped to flac by EAC in secure mode. With latest foobar beta and hdcd 1.5 + the status bar formating, I get a correct info about hdcd files.
CLI encoder: flac.exeDestination file: O:\Musik\Tool\2001 - Lateralus\Tool\2001 - Lateralus\09 - Lateralus.flacHDCD detected.Encoder stream format: 44100Hz / 2ch / 24bpsCommand line: "C:\Programme\FLAC\flac.exe" -s --ignore-chunk-sizes -8 - -o "09 - Lateralus.flac"Working folder: O:\Musik\Tool\2001 - Lateralus\Tool\2001 - Lateralus\Encoder process still running, waiting...Encoder process terminated cleanly.Track converted successfully.
eac3to v3.22command line: C:\eac3to\eac3to.exe "C:\01 - The Grudge.flac" "C:\01test.wav" -decodeHdcd------------------------------------------------------------------------------FLAC, 2.0 channels, 0:08:36, 16 bits <HDCD>, 865kbps, 44.1kHzDecoding FLAC...Writing WAV...Decoding HDCD information...Creating file "C:\01test.wav"...Original audio track: max 20 bits, average 17 bits, most common 17 bits.eac3to processing took 15 seconds.Done.
Have you actually read the thread?Steve Forte Rio said: And when it will be possible to decode HDCD from TAK source?kode54 answered: Once the interface is finalized, and the TAK decoder component is updated to use it.
The problem is that Lateralus uses HDCD features we don't know about; they are hidden away in patents and proprietary software, and the guy who implemented hdcd.exe could only go off the two publicly released algorithms.
Tool - Lateralus.wav: HDCD (packets(47284 / 47284) gain(-4.0 dB / 0.0 dB))
Also, reminding everyone again since we're on a new page, this new version only works with foobar2000 version 1.1, beta 1 or newer.
47284 detected HDCD packet headers (01111100000111111000000b sequence output from LFSR, most significant bit first) and 47284 of those resulting in a status byte being read from the input data. The status byte has room for the gain level (low 4 bits, range 0-15 translating to 0.0 ... -7.5 dB) and four feature bits. Two of the feature bits are known, peak extension and transient filter. Only the peak extension feature is supported by the decoder disassembled from WMP. Although, as you can see from the output of my testing tool, no feature bits are used at all. From playing the album, you can see that -4.0 dB gain being applied to the first few HDCD packets, then it shifts up to 0.0 dB for the rest of the album.
@johnsonlam: Read the previous pages in this topic, it names the variable.
Is foo_hdcd 1.5 working in converter?
I think that HDCD processing should be enabled for wav->mp3 conversion and disabled for wav->flac conversion