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AAC - Tech / Absolute best AAC quality with qaac
Last post by SigHunter -
I'm sure I'm not the first one asking this, but I could not find a definitve answer.

My car stereo only plays mp3 and aac. So flac in the car is sadly not an option.
But I want to get as close to that as possible. Size is not an issue.
I do not care about "audible difference" or something.
Even if you can't hear a difference there technically is more potential in higher bitrates or different algorithms.

I use foobar2000 to transcode my flacs to aac, so forgive me if I don't know the exact corresponding command line parameters.

I have the following options:
- VBR Q 127 : 320 kbps
- Constrained VBR 512 kbps
- ABR 512 kbps
- CBR 512 kbps

Should I just go with CBR 512? Is CBR 512 the absolute maximum AAC can do? Like 320 CBR mp3?
Or is it possible to get even closer to "lossless" with VBR, CVBR or ABR?

I am looking forward to being enlightened. Thanks
Regards
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Foobar from Windows Store Bluetooth voice commands work, normal installation not
Last post by Case -
The lack of replies means people can't help you.

Everything your Google product does it does on its own.

The developer doesn't have Google Home and no tester has such devices either. I made a quick google search about the product the day you posted first and it looks like one is supposed to program some cloud products for it and try to make money that way. I didn't see any means to use it on desktop world in C++ programs, but such information could of course be hidden or I just suck at googling.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Waveform Minibar (mod)
Last post by Case -
I saw it but I had nothing to comment.

Empty UI elements suck but these components are waveform seekbars, not spectrogram visualizers. If I used streaming audio more than to quickly test something, I'd probably be more willing to hack together something.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Tag field for named set of tracks
Last post by Florian -
If you're using ID3v2.4, I'd go with "SET SUBTITLE" (in fb2k) or "SETSUBTITLE" (in Mp3tag)

It's mapped to the TSST ID3v2.4 frame which is, according to the spec, intended for the subtitle of the part of a set this track belongs to.
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Thread count for the converter should be selectable from the converter window
Last post by kode54 -
And he is suggesting that foobar2000's converter automate the process of converting to a faster storage medium, then move the resulting file set to the destination. Sounds like a doable feature, maybe? Still needs a configuration option for where to store the converter output while operating, and what to do if the application crashes while conversion is happening. (Then it will also need to know what to do with partial or completely converted files in the configured directory on startup.)
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Site Related Discussion / Re: Why am I banned?
Last post by kode54 -
It was a shotgun solution. It was that, or muck about reporting them to the VPN provider. Maybe I'll bother to do that, if the spam still exists in our database.
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General - (fb2k) / Tag field for named set of tracks
Last post by j7n -
Does anybody use a tag field for a named set of tracks within a disc (substantially smaller group than a disc, maybe 4-10 tracks)?

For example: Rod Stewart - Atlantic Crossing consists of "Fast Half" and "Slow Half"
Or 2013 remaster of ABBA - Ring Ring has sections "Bonus Tracks" and "Extra Bonus Tracks - Early Versions"

I used the field "Grouping" for this, without researching its meaning within the Apple system, where it apparently is used for Genre or a classical work. Recently there was controversy around this tag, and I must change it to something else.

In Foobar I append Grouping after the album name to visually divide long list of tracks, as found on remasters or 2-on-1 composite reissues.
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