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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_scrobble
Last post by jazzthieve -
For some reason after my antivirus Bitdefender made an update it started catching foo_scrobble.dll as a threat and blocked it. The result is foobar2000 can't access the dll anymore. Strange. All other foobar2000 dll work fine, only foo_scrobble is indicated as a threat.

Bitdefender says: "item was deleted. Threat name: Gen:Suspicious.Cloud.4.Uu8@aya8bPgi. Path: D:\foobar2000_music\user-components\foo_scrobble\foo_scrobble.dll"
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General - (fb2k) / Autocomplete multivalue field
Last post by jazzthieve -
When I try to autocomplete a multi value field in tag properties it doesn't allow me to fill in the complete multi value but rather only the separate values. Is there a way to make foobar take the complete multi value instead of only a selection of each single value?
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I did not claim that 0.03% THD was audible. I said that 0.03% does NOT GUARANTEE that the distortion is absolutely(!) inaudible in all cases.
LOL
Ok, show one case of audible 0.03% THD

0.1% THD is the usual limit. Even that requires somewhat atypical conditions.

Two approaches to possibly making 0.03% THD audible are:

(1) Very high order nonlinear distortion

(2) Crossover distortion.

Both are very uncommon in good modern gear, and come pretty close to being excluded middle arguments.  The second approach might be more fruitful.

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General - (fb2k) / Re: Fast layout switching...
Last post by tipar -
Be sure of creating a copy of the original theme with all the options because if you change fonts on the second one and you go back to the first one the fonts will not. So you will have the first theme with the fonts of the second one.
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General Music Discussion / BPM Viewing On Main Dashboard Possible?
Last post by acvegas -
How do I make the BPM (Beats Per Minutes) plug-in always show/appear within FooBar2000 main dashboard; is that possible?  Please provide easy step-by-step directions.  Thanks A Million.

I did a search here at this forum ……and after reading I am not sure this possible.  Is it possible?

If not; Foobar2000 coders (or coders) please get to work.  Thanks.
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... AAC itself is more efficient for the same bitrate than MP3 ...
So yes, I suggest to keep the same bitrate. Increasing it might give an incorrect sign of higher quality and decreasing it could boost the artifacts from transcoding.

Ahh I hadn't considered such transcoding artifacts and I completely agree with you on the matter of the perception issue it could cause if it were increased...

FYI:
http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Transcoding#Lossy-to-lossy_transcoding

Why you want to do that? The video container format doesn't support mp3? Player compatibility? Are there any alternatives to avoid transcoding?


Thanks for the link to the lossy-to-lossy transcoding wiki section!

I have to do this so it works with some streaming software. Apparently it doesn't like WAV, PCM, OGG, MP3 but will take any AAC we throw at it.

The plan is to stream these videos all live in playlist and while I do know of ways to get it working, the organization's software doesn't appear to accept anything other than AAC well. Its not really my choice either so I just wanted to know if there was anything I could do to "retain" as much of the original audio signal as possible.


Thank you both very much! This has been illuminating!
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AAC / Re: Converting from mp3 to aac - should I use the same sample/birate?
Last post by [JAZ] -
Well, AAC itself is more efficient for the same bitrate than MP3 (I'm talking about best codecs of each format), and transcoding artifacts are worse when transcoding to the same codec than to a different codec (at least on some tests that were carried here at hydrogenaudio) so while you don't have the best scenario, it might be acceptable.

So yes, I suggest to keep the same bitrate. Increasing it might give an incorrect sign of higher quality and decreasing it could boost the artifacts from transcoding.
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FLAC / Re: EAC to FLAC single file add unwanted wrong tag
Last post by lvqcl -
Also, I would suggest not using "-8" as some players have problems with that much compression.
I suspect that all those hardware players are currently dead.
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You will technically lose quality no matter what bitrate or other parameters you use for such a conversion.

FYI:
http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Transcoding#Lossy-to-lossy_transcoding

Why you want to do that? The video container format doesn't support mp3? Player compatibility? Are there any alternatives to avoid transcoding?
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FLAC / Re: EAC to FLAC single file add unwanted wrong tag
Last post by Apesbrain -
To make things even simpler, you don't need "-V" or "-o %dest%".

Also, I would suggest not using "-8" as some players have problems with that much compression.  Just delete it and you'll be at the default (-5).  You lose very little in terms of space.