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foobar2000 for Mac / Re: Audio Unit inside layout txt
Last post by heybart -
General problem with Audio Units or VSTs inside foobar2000 is that you can either visualize accurately (feed live audio being heard) or control settings and feed audio being processed by this instance of the AU/VST (choppy/lagged performance of AU/VST that shows audio being played).
I just added (build 2024-07-04) a separate, probably more useful mode: add mode=control to the layout line - audio data being fed isn't synchronized with playback but changes in AU settings are applied to current DSP configuration.

This is nice. There's a small bug in that the embedded AU sometimes forgets its size and I have to resize it and the panel that contains it.

AU aside, there's an odd bug. This AU-free layout

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splitter vertical style=thin
 splitter horizontal style=thin
  tabs position=top
   splitter horizontal style=thin tab-name="Playlists"
    playlist-picker
    albumart type="front cover"
   albumlist tab-name="Library"
   splitter horizontal style=thin tab-name="Info"
    selection-properties sections="General"
    console mode=lite
 splitter horizontal style=thin
  refacets
  splitter horizontal style=thin
   playlist
   playback-controls

has playback-controls on the right side of a vertical split. This causes the left pane to resize itself to take up half the window no matter how you move the splitter.

OTOTH this layout

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splitter horizontal style=thin
 splitter vertical style=thin
  splitter horizontal style=thin
   splitter horizontal style=thin
    tabs position=top
     splitter horizontal style=thin tab-name="Playlists"
      playlist-picker
      albumart type="front cover"
     albumlist tab-name="Library"
     splitter horizontal style=thin tab-name="Info"
      selection-properties sections="General"
      console mode=lite
  splitter horizontal style=thin
   refacets
   playlist
 playback-controls

which is almost identical but puts the playback-controls at the bottom and lets it take up the whole width of the window, is ok. It's as if having playback-controls this way properly constrains the left pane.

I think this bug was fixed one or two previews ago and regressed with the 2024-07-08 version
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MP3 - Tech / Re: Making MP3's sound more stereo
Last post by fooball -
@Arachnid79 Does they modify the file?
Why would they modify the file?

The file contains as much spacial information as there is ever going to be.  All you can do is process the two channels to remove any commonality and so create the impression of greater L-R separation.  This is a DSP effect applied on playback.  If you wanted to bake that into the file so that a player which does not have DSP could reproduce the same spatial effect, then yes it would be necessary to take the DSP output and re-encode it.

I think you might be confusing this with the difference between full stereo and joint stereo.  In full stereo, L and R are separately encoded.  With joint stereo, L+R and L-R are separately encoded.  Joint stereo provides more efficient encoding because typically L-R is a lesser signal than L or R separately.  The actual output from decoding joint stereo is no different than decoding full stereo.  There is very little reason not to use joint stereo.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_vis_spectrum_analyzer
Last post by pqyt -
Strange:  there is a stream Nordic Chillout Radio (http://176.9.86.211:8023/stream) that according to Foobar v.2.2 x64 Properties is being sent at a sample rate of 7350 Hz--I find that hard to believe unless Foobar is resampling it internally (I did not have that sample rate in my "resample only" list in my active DSP SoX resampler), because the stream plays normally, although does not send metadata.  The stream's "icy-sr" header does show "7350" though that could be bogus. 

Anyway, what this has to do with foo_vis_spectrum_analyzer is that no spectrum is shown with this stream, although the Peak Meter component is active.  Why would that be??

This is one of those things that the sending server will probably fix tomorrow, but what would cause the no-spectrum?
I'll see if I can reproduce it in Debug mode.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: ReFacets Suggestion: Search result order
Last post by Ojos Azules -
show query in order -
  • TITLE
    ALBUM,
    Artist
    Album ARTIST
    *ARTIST,
    LYRICS
    SYNCED LYRICS
    *Lyrics
    File Name
    Folder Name

X

Is shows songs with query not in TITLE *ARTIST *LYRICS then shows currently then some random songs then some songs related to query

X

X
Order is weird, it shows songs where quired artist is featuring and not in title

v2.1.5 x86