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General - (fb2k) / Re: UPnP MediaRenderer output | discussion
Last post by onirwai -
I would like to turn off UPnP at the router because of security concerns.
But if I try to disable UPnP in the router administration interface playing to DLNA renderer stars breaking. Looking in foobar's console reveals:

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Unrecoverable playback error: UPnP device error: could not connect

How can configure my network to avoid using UPnP? Is it possible?
The DLNA Renderer is dumb, I can't set up anything in it. I can only see its IP and MAC address.
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WavPack / Re: Suggestion/feature request: True VBR mode (fixed SNR goal) for WavPack lossy
Last post by magicgoose -
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A simple S/N ratio control would be too noisy in that case.

It could put the signal through a filter (equal loudness curve) that attenuates frequencies that are harder to hear and evaluate the level after that, thus measuring something close to the perceived loudness.
I also think this won't need cooperation of many “golden-ears”, as the equal loudness curve is more or less universally agreed thing…
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Option buttons - problem
Last post by musicmusic -
In my case, the "Quick convert panel" appears only when I press the created button while playing the song, when nothing is played, the panel does not appear.
In that case, check what you have set as the item group for that button (in the dialog where you select the command).

The bug I mentioned earlier was also only when selection viewers are set to prefer the currently playing track (an option that presumably did not originally exist).
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WavPack / Re: Suggestion/feature request: True VBR mode (fixed SNR goal) for WavPack lossy
Last post by bryant -
I worked on a quality-based psychoacoustic VBR mode very early in the development of WavPack 4.0, but it didn't work that great and I found that tuning something like that requires a lot of work and the cooperation of many “golden-ears”.

A constant S/N ratio mode like you suggest would certainly eliminate those “bursts” of noise you describe because it would no longer be tied to the performance of the decorrelator. Unfortunately the format does not lend itself to doing that trivially, and I actually believe that something simple like that would actually not be any better at choosing the optimum bitrate than what we have now, and maybe worse.

For example, for low-frequency sweeps the noise needs to be much lower relative to the signal to remain inaudible (for several reasons), and WavPack's method gives this automatically (because low-frequencies decorrelate so well). A simple S/N ratio control would be too noisy in that case.

I also don't have any free time right now to work on something like this, but that's another story...  :)
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Listening Tests / Re: 16500 Hz lowpass test
Last post by magicgoose -
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Listening at pathological levels constitutes cheating in my book

Some people that I know do listen at similar levels when not testing. That's a silly thing to do, I agree… but it happens.

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questionable taste

As I said, for the most part this album is not as bad.

FWIW, my own conclusion is: for normal music and for my age I shouldn't bother with these highest frequencies, as when it reaches the point where I can hear them, I'd rather not hear them. :D
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Listening Tests / Re: 16500 Hz lowpass test
Last post by greynol -
Thanks for sharing.

Listening at pathological levels constitutes cheating in my book.  Besides you could be hearing intermodulation distortion.

Regardless, you made your point: this piece of "dumb" "music" would need more than ~16kHz of BW in order not to lose sound quality for those who are young and have questionable taste. ;)
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Option buttons - problem
Last post by Tropoje -
I found a bug (in the Columns UI buttons toolbar) – the 'Active selection' item group does not work when a track is playing. Not sure if it is the specific bug you are experiencing, but it will be fixed for the next version.
In my case, the "Quick convert panel" appears only when I press the created button while playing the song, when nothing is played, the panel does not appear.

First! You must create your conversion preset eg Mp3 VBR 192 kbps and save the preset! 
Second - or create shortcut for last used preset and this thing start working.

"Quick convert" and "[last used]" are two different options
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AAC / Re: Where to download FDK AAC for foobar2k/windows?
Last post by polemon -
LAME developers do not distribute binaries either. For approximately the same reasons.
No, but there were plenty of builds around and they were relatively easy to get. Also, since MP3 patents have expired, the binaries are now considered free. Fedora has them in their main repos now, etc.

That aside: AAC (with the HE-AACv2 profile) encoding should be possible with Winamp. According to http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Fraunhofer FhG AAC is included in Winamp.

Believe it or not, you can still download Winamp from winamp.com, even though the page says "there's more coming soon", that page has been in that state for at least four years.

Since the FDK AAC is released as source from Fraunhofer, is it nonetheless prohibited to release builds? Technically all FDK AAC encoders that you download on your Android phone are compiled binaries. As I understand it, having FDK AAC builds for Windows etc, shouldn't be a problem. Or is Android paying some sort of license fee to Fraunhofer, so they can put FDK AAC encoder binaries onto people's phones?
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