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MP3 / Re: Low bitrate MP3 (+ unsupported bitrates)
Last post by Case -
Those Adobe tools aren't limited to MP3. They support newer AAC audio format. The HE-AAC format they support is meant for low bitrate use and beats MP3 hands down.
There are multiple HE-AAC audio encoders. And there is newer option, xHE-AAC. And you could try open Opus format too.
General - (fb2k) / Re: New VST adapter for foobar2000
Last post by Case -
foobar2000 is an audio player, not a DAW. It's highly unlikely that the internal architecture optimized for fast and efficient audio playback will be broken and changed to make VST plugins able to update their UIs in realtime. The VST support was added for audio effect supports, not for eye candy.
MP3 / Low bitrate MP3 (+ unsupported bitrates)
Last post by Klymins -
Hello. MP3 does not support 18kbps and 20kbps but Adobe Flash CS6 can encode 20kbps, and Adobe Media Encoder CS6 can encode 18kbps and 20kbps. How this is possible? And, is encoding 12kbps (and maybe 10kbps and 14kbps) possible with this way while it's not supported? If yes, which encoder can export (preferably good quality) sound with 8-10-12-14kbps range? (16kbps sounds very good if it's encoded with Adobe Flash CS6 but 8kbps does not sound very good.) My target sampling rate is 11025Hz and i'm targeting CBR Mono.
Other Lossy Codecs / Re: exhale - Open Source USAC encoder
Last post by Case -
Note that the main page of that MPEG-H decoder states that it supports only baseline MPEG-H level 4 profile. But I just gave it a super quick test, it refuses all non-MPEG-H files in its transport decoder. The binary is also 11% smaller suggesting it's missing a lot of stuff.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: JScript Panel
Last post by StuPC -
Thanks for the updates, Marc - my foobar is looking ace thanks to your hard work! :-)

One small question - this is my current sort pattern for the Smooth Browser sample:

$if(%date%, %date% | %album% | %album artist% | %discnumber% | %tracknumber% | %title%,zzz%path_sort%)

How can I show the most recent releases at the top (rather than the oldest)?
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: JScript Panel
Last post by josemescud -
Hi Marck:

I am delighted with the new Smooth Browser that allows Playlist mode. I asked you for this a while ago and you finally decided to implement it.

I also liked that in version 3.4.25 you made it so that in Playlist mode when marking a disc in Smooth Browser it is marked in the active playlist and does not take it to the Library Viewer Selection.

If it is possible, I would like the inverse effect. If we mark a disc in the active playlist it is highlighted in the Smooth Browser.
General Audio / Re: Test files needed
Last post by jaybeee -
Have a poke about in the site. I don't think either CD is there, but there might be other ones, even in sample form that might be of use.

I am of the opinion that such (seemingly) valuable material should be available in the public domain. However, they're both likely still copyright protected and thus not available on the web for free.

I have searched a few places I frequent to check and they're not there.

The Pierre Varney one is available to buy at Discogs tho. And some cheeky scamp is selling it for over £100 on eBay  ::)


I found another source of info about test CDs:

FLAC / Re: FLAC - stored main chunk length differs from written length
Last post by Porcus -
And so, the validity in Reply 50 of that test file ... with that interpretation?

(BTW, I am not much fan of overmoderation, but @korth as mod: This thread has become more about peculiar WAVE files than a wishlist on one particular encoder/decoder. Or maybe wishful thinking on my part. Maybe it does no harm staying in this subforum.)