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CUETools / Re: Cannot verify one track album rip without cue file
Last post by Porcus -
I can keep the cue file if there is absolutely no work around.
There is. In settings, "AccurateRip" tag, let CUETools "Write AccurateRip tags". Then it will write tags enough to find it. Also, under Advanced, the bottom option:  Put "Write CDTOC tag" to "True".

I usually keep those things off for the "default" preset, but on for the "verify" and "convert" presets.

Try. And, if you have the same Crimson as I have, then the tags would be
ACCURATERIPID: 0002bf63-00057ec7-02096001 and
CDTOC: 1+96+96
The latter would be a quite common CDTOC tag for a one-tracker, actually.
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Audio Hardware / Re: Buying vintage receivers
Last post by Apesbrain -
I've not heard of transistors routinely needing replacement, but generic capacitors are known to deteriorate over time affecting their performance as well as damaging circuit boards.

I'd suggest you purchase a modern receiver with today's technology such as onboard DAC, DLNA, AirPlay/MusicCast, and Bluetooth. You might look at Yamaha for a classic design and good sound.

If your heart is set on "tuning dials and VU meters", why not buy a professionally reconditioned unit on eBay? Right now there is a Marantz 2230 going for $500 plus shipping. There's also a beautiful rebuilt Pioneer SX-737 for $380. Both models were "entry level" back in the day, but really capture the era. I like when rebuilders substitute LEDs for the original incandescent panel lamps. That eliminates a maintenance issue while providing clear white illumination.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_beefweb - modern web interface
Last post by hyperblast -
Hi, thanks for the feedback.

1) Volume slider should be logarithmic and not linear. -10dB halves the volume but is still like 90% of your slider. Very difficult to just slightly lower the volume.
This is already reported, I've figured out correct formula from sources of foo_ui_columns. Would fix in the next release.

2) Music Directories doesn't seem to do anything. That view is always empty for me.
This needs to be configured manually from foobar2000 preferences screen. Unfortunately I have no idea how to get media library directories via foobar2000 APIs, would love to include them automatically.

1) Search! Let me search my library arbitrarily and send the results to some "Query" playlist or something like that.
This is a large task, but I'm keeping it in mind for future features.

2) I'd like to be able to specify columns and even add my own, or modify existing columns to add more data. For example I'd like to add disc numbers to tracknumber column and add a playcount column.
Would be available in the next release, I'm already working on this.

Thanks for your work on this!
Thank you ;)
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Opus / Re: Opus 1.3 is out!
Last post by Makaki -
so... is 1.3 now the recommended version to use?
Why wouldn't the last version of anything be the recommended version to use?
You're kidding, right? Haven't heard about the OS Windows 10?
In today's age of crapware usually an older version is the most usable. (Sometimes a much older one)

"Yeah, well, you know, that's just like, uh... your opinion, man!"

If you ask any DEVELOPER what their recommended version to use, it will typically be their latest. Except if you have a specific reason not to. I don't think speculation is a valid reason.

* Mainstream support for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 has already ended.
* Any support for Windows 7 RTM without service packs ended on April 9, 2013. (and any older OS)
* Only extended support remains for Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Meaning they will only fix security bugs on the old OS, and the less Critical they are the less likely they are to fix them. Forget about any non-security bug.

Then there's hardware and software support. For example DirectX 12 is only supported on Windows 10.

It's only a matter of time before you have to upgrade an old OS. And support for these OS is likely to expire before Windows 11 or whatever they call it comes out. For Windows 7 SP1: January 14, 2020

No developer wants to introduce new bugs. That's why they test, and release betas and release candidates. Even final releases are spread out slowly these days.

In the case of Opus, you may find the news here because it's an audio related forum. But It will take a while before it's announced in other news websites. And even more time for it to be actually incorporated in software. And last would be the point where you are getting the software pretty much automatically.

In the case of Windows, it's very similar. Microsoft has internal betas, then they have windows insider betas. And when they finally decide to release. Usually they let those explicitly looking for the update to get it first, Then they start pushing to a minor group, and gradually grow from there.

The bigger biannual updates are not even forced thru auto-updates until at least one month or more. They might nag you, but you still initially have the choice.

So my OPINION is, do get the latest updates, but you don't have to jump on the boat on release day. I give it a week and let others test the waters. Unless it's a non-critical piece of software in my day to day, then I can take the release day risk.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: iPod manager
Last post by TheEmpathicEar -
See earlier reply here, but to add to that, the default value of the compilation mapping is:

Code: [Select]
$if($stricmp($meta(album artist),various artists),1,%ipod_compilation%)
If you haven't changed that mapping, I would have a look at the values for ALBUM ARTIST and IPOD_COMPILATION for those two albums.
Thanks so much! [I must be getting old...] U saw in a previous post [?] that I used the above mapping! [and forgot about it...]
1. The first album, that does not appear as a compilation in the iPod, does indeed have Album_Artist == "Various" and NOT "Various artists".
2. I think for my purposes it might be better if I set the Compilation tag by hand?
3. There are so many factors that "determine" if an album is a "Compilation"?
What do you think?
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_beefweb - modern web interface
Last post by MordredKLB -
This is pretty great! Issues I've noticed:

1) Volume slider should be logarithmic and not linear. -10dB halves the volume but is still like 90% of your slider. Very difficult to just slightly lower the volume.
2) Music Directories doesn't seem to do anything. That view is always empty for me.

Requests:
1) Search! Let me search my library arbitrarily and send the results to some "Query" playlist or something like that.
2) I'd like to be able to specify columns and even add my own, or modify existing columns to add more data. For example I'd like to add disc numbers to tracknumber column and add a playcount column.

Thanks for your work on this!
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Play Soundcloud through Foobar
Last post by Elrond5 -
Thanks for the reply however I haven't gotten it working myself yet :(
I downloaded Command-line Decoder Wrapper Foobar component but i have no idea how to use it atm lol...
Also you mentioned requiring MPV?
Last question, how have you got this working? can you paste Soundcloud links and play them through Foobar?
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MP3 / Re: best mp3 encoder with something better than a command line interface?
Last post by saratoga -
What's wrong?

You took two MP3 files and did an ABX of them.  That isn't useful, it just tells you that you can hear a difference between the two MP3 files, but you don't care about that. 

You said you were trying to figure out which settings are better for that one specific sample.  Is that still the case?  Then you need to do the test suggested here:

https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,116217.msg963803.html#msg963803

I suggest doing them in order too, since if the first fails the second will fail too. 
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: iPod manager
Last post by musicmusic -
See earlier reply here, but to add to that, the default value of the compilation mapping is:

Code: [Select]
$if($stricmp($meta(album artist),various artists),1,%ipod_compilation%)
If you haven't changed that mapping, I would have a look at the values for ALBUM ARTIST and IPOD_COMPILATION for those two albums.
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