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Support - (fb2k) / Media Library Search vs. Playlist Viewer Window Inconsistencies
Last post by JohnTravolski -
I have noticed a few inconsistencies between the media library search and the playlist viewer windows in Foobar2000; I'm not sure if these are by design or possibly bugs.  I am running foobar2000 v1.4 beta 17 for reference.

  • When I resize the windows, the column widths of the media library search shrink while the column widths of the playlist viewer stay the same.  I would prefer the column widths to always stay the same, but I'm not sure what the intended effect was.  Here's an image of what I mean:


    Notice how the column widths of the media library search got smaller while the columns of the playlist viewer stayed the same.  I would prefer it if columns would stay the same in both cases.
  • Whenever I have a lot of columns in the playlist viewer and they're all spread out so that you cannot see them all, you get a horizontal scrollbar to see the other details columns.  This horizontal scrollbar does not appear in the media library search when the columns extend off screen, as illustrated below.


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General Audio / Re: Strange frequency spike near 18kHz in song
Last post by blurry_light -
Would it be possible for you to do a frequency analysis like I did in Audacity for these two tracks of yours?
Since Audacity is unable to analyze whole tracks, because they are long, only parts with loud high frequencies are analyzed:
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Hm, very interesting. So the higher frequencies get progressively more prominent all the way up the Nyquist frequency. In my track, the spurious frequency manifests as a peak, with lower values in its immediate vicinity; note the downward trend from the peak all the way to the Nyquist frequency.

I think from this we can probably conclude that these are two different phenomena, right? One (mine) is potentially a spurious frequency introduced due to whatever reason, the other (Rollin's two tracks) seem to have had a liberal and deliberate amount of EQ boost applied in the treble frequencies due to artistic choice/"sounded better to the artist and/or the engineer".
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Autosave & Autobackup (foo_jesus)
Last post by MordredKLB -
I do not know if it is a bug or whatever but;

after five days of trying and waiting I have come to the conclusion that this component is causing:

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deletions of the cover art of the first file in random folders

I installed several components lately and after removing all of them and leaving this one for the last after installing one by one again, the problem has not appeared when I had this one left to install. That is why I think the problem is for this particular component.

Apart from that, the component is somehow confusing because I do not know exactly what does exactly backup and how can I restore the backups. I know the instructions are probably here but since I will uninstall it for good I will not check it anyways.

Regards.
This wouldn't be possible. foo_jesus doesn't touch any of your files. It forces a save of the index-dbs and playlists (I can show you the SDK calls if you want), and then zips everything up into a directory you specify. It wouldn't have access to your library.
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: %CONTENT GROUP% mapping error
Last post by thomian -
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These are the fields currently remapped between fb2k (former) and Vorbis Comments (latter). At some point of time foobar2000 did pass unchanged metadata to Vorbis Comments, but that was a long, long time ago. The CONTENT GROUP part is the only recent addition here.

Ah, thanks for clarifying. I didn't know that. Sorry for misinformation. It's been a while since I checked that. Actually, the support for "unchanged vorbis comments" was one of the reasons, why I once decided to use foobar, a long, long time ago...  ;)

Anyway, that doesn't change my issue, that a mapping of the different tags to %grouping% seems to be a better solution.
I've been into this tagging business for decades now, evaluating and checking behaviour of dozens of different software. And believe me, nearly all software translates TIT1 to grouping and not to content group.

Here just some examples: iTunes shows this field as grouping. Mediamonkey calls it Grouping. MusicBee calls it grouping. JRiver calls this field Grouping. And also Tag & Rename shows this field as Grouping... I deleted WinAmp from my system, so I couldn't check that, but I remember it mapping to grouping, too...

Solely MP3tag maps the tags of MP3/MP4/WMA to CONTENTGROUP, whereas APE and Vorbis are not mapped by this software and appear "unchanged" as GROUPING, or whatever you'll call them.

The term Content group description is a very abstract term that stems from the ID3tag documentation for the description of the TIT1 field. It is the first and highest level of title information that names a group of more than one files. The abbreviation Content group misses the information that it's about title naming (i.e. description), and therefore leads to misinterpretations. By the way, in this document also the TIT2 field is abstractly called Content description, but most software translates to Title. And the TIT3 field is named Decription Refinement, that most software maps to Subtitle. This ID3tag documentation is full of highly-abstract and horrible wording.

Moreover %grouping% is shorter, which I'd prefer to use in titleformatting scripts. And %grouping% would match directly with the spelling of the corresponding Vorbis comments and APE tags.

Maybe, I am biased in my thinking, but I can't think of any argument, why this variable should be called %content group%.

To my eyes and my personal taste, %grouping% is much more clear, comprehensive, practicable, standard, elegant and beautiful than %content group%. It matches the naming in other software and the spelling of Vorbis and APE tags, and therefore is the way to go.

I appreciate the mapping of this field in foobar. This field has been disregarded by most of the music software for a long time. Classical music lovers are able to tell a thing or two about this issue. And I can also live with the %content group% solution. But if I were asked to carefully select a variable name for this field, I would choose %grouping%.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Autosave & Autobackup (foo_jesus)
Last post by tipar -
I do not know if it is a bug or whatever but;

after five days of trying and waiting I have come to the conclusion that this component is causing:

Quote
deletions of the cover art of the first file in random folders

I installed several components lately and after removing all of them and leaving this one for the last after installing one by one again, the problem has not appeared when I had this one left to install. That is why I think the problem is for this particular component.

Apart from that, the component is somehow confusing because I do not know exactly what does exactly backup and how can I restore the backups. I know the instructions are probably here but since I will uninstall it for good I will not check it anyways.

Regards.
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CUETools / Re: Manually fixing a rip offset
Last post by blurry_light -
I want the tracks to be perfectly cut where they should be.

(to illustrate, you know, when starting a track you hear some "click" from the previous track...)

I'm not quite sure a simple offset would introduce such artefacts in an otherwise completely perfectly ripped audio CD . To wit, note that when different batches of what is supposedly the same CD are pressed at different locations or at different times, quite often the different pressings are offset with respect to each other but are otherwise identical, so your case is analogous to such a situation.

EDIT: clarification.
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