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Opus / Re: Opus gapless and glitchness encoding
Last post by Deathcrow -
This is interesting to me. I've tried encoding your flac samples using the brand-new opus 1.3 release and a slight click is definitely audible to me (when playing through fb2k). As you said, the flac samples in comparison are pristine. It sounds like the click is coming slightly from the right channel, but I may be hallucinating that detail. Have you tried concatenating the tracks and encoding to opus to verify whether it's an artifact related to encoding or gapless playback?
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: AdPlug
Last post by thecoreyburton -
I'm sorry for the double post, but I don't see an obvious way to edit my previous reply. I thought I'd clarify, I'm using NukedOPL3 with surround enabled when I'm experiencing this issue.

I made a request for the Winamp version of adplug to include surround for NukedOPL3 and discussion of this particular problem came up. Malvineous outlined the cause and a potential solution for it on the page for that issue: https://github.com/adplug/winamp/issues/18
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Autosave & Autobackup (foo_jesus)
Last post by fbuser -
Just configs, index and crap. Completely useless... False idol!
No, wrongly used for the wrong purpose.

The default config is from 2010 and since then no updates of the component took place, but the folder structure of foobar2000 itself changed since then. Replace 'playlist' in the configuration by 'playlist*' and it will also save the playlists in the future.

foo_jesus can never be a replacement for a proper backup concept, but it can help where you need to recover from recent changes, for which a normal backup is too old.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Autosave & Autobackup (foo_jesus)
Last post by onirwai -
Good suggestions! I've located an oldish manual backup of that playlist and given up. What I'd like to know is why there aren't any playlists in the autobackup zips. This is what I was relying on foo_jesus to do.

How would one Recuva the playlist anyway? Since the playlist format is binary not UTF8 how would you know that you got it? The filename is opaque (random string) just like the contents. Is it performance considerations that are keeping the playlist format from being serialized into something you can view in a text editor?

BTW, the reason I did a manual backup was that I was using foo_youtube_source and mixing local files with music from YouTube, and I could just feel the poor support for this kind of usage. (I was trying some tunes out, moving what I liked to this playlist I lost... so everything I had painstakingly selected the past few days vanished in a poof of accidental middleclick.)

Losing work and silos you can't play from are unacceptable in 2018. A decent player logs everything (event sourcing), has adapter plugins for playing any media source (see VLC or youtube-dl) and has working (per-track) auto-tagging from Discogs or other sources.
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MP3 / Re: best mp3 encoder with something better than a command line interface?
Last post by BrilliantBob -
Resampling files is a bad idea, but if you want to experiment with that, you should resample the PCM first, and then do the comparison between the lossless and lossy resampled files.  Otherwise it is extremely difficult to do fair comparisons between files of different sampling rates.
Good point, I did not think about it before. I will proceed accordingly.

Clips under 30 seconds, which do not violate copyright laws in most countries, are allowed under ToS.  However, if you want people to take your samples seriously, you should first demonstrate that they improve something.
I will make the 30 sec new samples sets to post them in forum. The main comparison will be between the default .mp3 lame encoding and my personalized encoding and also between the original resampled WAV and my personalized HQ .mp3 encoding.

I think I was misunderstood... Excuse my french, but I am not a native english speaker. The improvement of the .mp3 encoded with the modified psy extended settings must be compared with the .mp3 encoded with the default settings (filters ON, no other psy settings only the default,...). Those default psy settings and filters I think are good for the low to medium-level quality of the encoding and are unchanged for years. Times changed, now there are new standards for HI-FI encodings, 48,000 Hz, 24bit depth, and so on and the new PC hardware can manage. My goal is to tweak the lame settings, psy included, to obtain a mp3 file as close as possible with the original WAV, so that they can not feel any difference in ABX tests.

Thank for suggestions.

You sound like a person who wants the best quality music files so is there any reason you're not ripping your music in to FLAC or another lossless audio format? If you went down this path you can use an EQ to tweak the sound to your preference.
Indeed, I rip music with EAC directly to FLAC and I keep it in this format. My experiment is to test the extreme quality limits of the lame encoder. I can keep thousands of high quality mp3's in my android, to listen them anytime, anywhere. The WAV or FLAC formats are too large for this.
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MP3 / Re: best mp3 encoder with something better than a command line interface?
Last post by A_Man_Eating_Duck -
@BrilliantBob

You sound like a person who wants the best quality music files so is there any reason you're not ripping your music in to FLAC or another lossless audio format? If you went down this path you can use an EQ to tweak the sound to your preference. If you upgrade your gear in the future all you need to do is redo the EQ settings to suit and not have to rerip and reencode your music again in to further "tweaked" mp3s.

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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Autosave & Autobackup (foo_jesus)
Last post by Case -
If you are on Windows 7 you could try Previous Versions feature. Otherwise you could try file recovery software like Recuva. But if you have closed the player and don't have the playlist stored somewhere outside foobar there are no simple ways to get it back.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Autosave & Autobackup (foo_jesus)
Last post by onirwai -
Because I have a mess of playlists (thanks a lot YouTube Track Manager) I closed my Default playlist accidentally and didn't notice. Then lo and behold, foo_jesus autobackup zips contain NO PLAYLISTS. Just configs, index and crap. Completely useless... False idol!

Default config for `foo_jesus`: `configuration;playlists;index-data;theme.fth;PlaybackStatistics.dat`

So I guess the playlist is gone for good if it's not in the zips and I can't Undo, right?
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MP3 / Re: best mp3 encoder with something better than a command line interface?
Last post by saratoga -
Sent priv message.

Clips under 30 seconds, which do not violate copyright laws in most countries, are allowed under ToS.  However, if you want people to take your samples seriously, you should first demonstrate that they improve something.  So far, all you have done is suggest that they make things worse.  

Maybe the boost is because the .wav is originally encoded at 44100 Hz 16bit and the resulting .mp3 is encoded at 48000 Hz 24bit

Resampling files is a bad idea, but if you want to experiment with that, you should resample the PCM first, and then do the comparison between the lossless and lossy resampled files.  Otherwise it is extremely difficult to do fair comparisons between files of different sampling rates.  
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