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Polls / Re: 2017 Format Poll (lossy codecs)
Last post by IgorC -
That's true and all but personally i don't want to use a 'phone' for playing music.
I understand.

...and i could exclusively use 128kbps AAC-LC (Apple q63 TVBR).
You can't go wrong with Apple  LC-AAC encoder for 96 kbps and higher.
It was on top of all LC-AAC encoders in every public and personal test here in HydrogenAudio. All claims about superiority of any other LC-AAC encoder is simply not true ( always speaking of  96 kbps and higher)
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FLAC / Re: LEVEL 5 TO UNCOMPRESSED
Last post by includemeout -
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Play the two [compressed/uncompressed FLAC files] back to back, blind, however you want...you'll see what I'm going in about!
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I am happy to read about your experience as they parallel my own more or less.

An audiophool's empiricism is really something to tell the folks back home about. :o

Edit: missing '/quote' tag



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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_onewaysync
Last post by defiler218 -
First, thank you for this awesome plugin. It is just what I was seeking in order to sync my playlist with Android phone.

Strangely I cannot make it work completely. Since I don't need any transcoding, I set my encoder to simple `copy` utility in Windows 10.

Copying to MTP storage works perfectly until the plugin tries to copy .m3u file or near that time. Then plugin freezes so do Explorer if I try to look up MTP folder. After several minutes the storage disconnects. It is very strange because the plugin perfectly copies all files before that for pretty long time. Any idea what might be the problem?
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Polls / Re: 2017 Format Poll (lossy codecs)
Last post by finphil -
Now using opus on a clip zip with no issues. Rockbox 3.14. Grateful to all.
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FLAC / Re: LEVEL 5 TO UNCOMPRESSED
Last post by includemeout -
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I've heard the benefits of Uncompressed FLAC with my own ears...
Yeah! He heard it straight from the voices on his head. :D
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FLAC / Re: LEVEL 5 TO UNCOMPRESSED
Last post by eahm -
What a waste of time testing lossless codecs, but they are fun to read: flac vs wav on google gives gold results, for example from https://serato.com/forum/discussion/1541194
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To my amazement the WAVs sounded noticeably better! the stereo separation was better, the dynamics was better and the music just sounded better all round and not so dull sounding.
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After further investigation I can confirm you can now tag WAVs and add cover art too !

Problem solved... for the highest sound quality don't use FLACS

WAV files definitely have the edge, period.....
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Thanks Doug, but it is not about acoustic measurement, it is to try to measure how reverberation is decorrelated in recordings, measuring the content of the recorded wav file.
Please have a look at Dave Griesinger's papers ie here. If you directly measure L-R, you generally find quite nothing. I try to find a way to measure L-R of the reverb only.
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FLAC / Re: LEVEL 5 TO UNCOMPRESSED
Last post by bennetng -
http://archimago.blogspot.hk/2013/05/measurements-do-lossless-compressed.html

I think the linn thread is talking about the differences of analog output. Ironically the highly CPU consuming APE has the most consistent and highest "correlated null depth", at least in Archimago's system.
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General - (fb2k) / Folder View - ART
Last post by Mamlinn69 -
Hello foobar family!
I have major problems and would appreciate any help.
I am used to Kodi where any folder art is always as per the folder.jpg file contained within the folder. This over-rides all other artwork. I can only see folder art in foobar where folder.jpg is the only artwork file within the folder. Can anyone please help?
Hopefully the attached file will help explain better.
Thank you!!!
Mark