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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: External Tags
Last post by sveakul -
Case, thank you for 1.03 just installed!  And thanks for maintaining the options for all users to continue using External Tags according to their own needs, however modest (as in my APE-only use).  Some developers end up losing the base functionality in an attempt to offer more advanced user options;  you maintain both :)
General Audio / sox loses any metadata when going AIFF->FLAC or ->MP3 - any way to fix this?
Last post by tubegeek -
I've recently started using sox as a tool for making multiple versions (different res files) from vinyl transfers. I work from a starting point of 32/96K AIFF files with markers - recorded in SoundStudio - which I then add metadata to and split into individual tracks. I'm working on a Mac. I've put together a couple of bash scripts that will do various conversions like take a folder of 32/96 AIFFs and make 24/96 FLACs or 16/44.1 FLACs or 48K MP3 V0's. My desired end result is to have the same rip split into directories with the two sample rates of FLAC and another with the MP3s all in one scripted shot. I've successfully called my sox scripts from a batch script and gotten this done, but with one problem.

If I resample and encode directly from the AIFFs I lose the metadata that I have put in, which is definitely there - I can see it using mediainfo or Kid3. The tags show as id3V2.2.0 when I look at the AIFF files in Kid3.

Has anybody got any ideas for keeping the AIFF metadata when running through sox? Or an alternative command-line, scriptable way to do what I'm trying to do?

Right now the best idea I have is to use XLD to make 32/96 FLACs from the AIFFs (XLD does a good job picking up the metadata) and then feeding those FLACs into sox to do the downsampling and encoding in a batch. But I'd love to know if there is a one-step solution. XLD will not resample as far as I can tell, just encode.

Is there a way to make sox behave properly with AIFF metadata? Is there a sox replacement for Mac that will do this better? Is XLD CLI then sox CLI in a script my best bet?
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_input_gsf
Last post by DrFault -
Is it possible to create a menu like what you made for GEP for your other components, or even have gsf use the game emu player's controls itself, provided both are available?
General - (fb2k) / Album art caching
Last post by wcs13 -
Hi everybody,

One of my foobar configs relies heavily on album art :
- Facets displaying album art for all my items
- Plus either the standard album art component, or JScript album art for the selected item

Everything displays perfectly. I only have two minor issues :
- The album art doesn't load fast enough for my taste. Is there a way I could cache it somewhere ? (physical drive, or even better, in a RAM cache). I'm open to all solutions.
- Once the album art has loaded, foobar starts to behave quite slowly, even for other operations that don't involve album art at all, with the album art not even displayed on screen. And then I have to restart foobar for it to behave normally again.

Any hints to optimize my config ? Thanks !
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: External Tags
Last post by Case -
Thanks for testing. Bug in loading optimization sometimes thought tag for a directory was loaded when it wasn't. Should be fixed in just released 1.0.1.
General Audio / Re: K2 HD is the new crap around?
Last post by includemeout -
  btw I don't recommend this test, it looks biased. It said I'm about twice as old as I actually are, probably because I simply don't approve Apple products for example (why they are even there in questions lol). Also about half of the questions simply could not have an acceptable answer (esp. the one with political views) so one needs to really think which answer is the closest one.
 I know! I just meant it as a way to treat someone who's obviously taking the piss (the Foobar comment does it, IMO) with the same kind of "scientific approach" they have been using so far! :))
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