It's been said that Opus is superior to AAC at low bitrates and I'm curious what that means. What bitrate, for example, would Opus need to provide roughly equal sound quality with an AAC (HE-v2) track encoded at 48 kbps?
Last post by Arnold B. Krueger -
Given the evidence at hand...
If so, the statement is clearly false. Not arguing with the math, but sumthin's wrong with this here picture!
Provide us with reliable proof of that. A technical paper, a well-run test. Something but mere braggadocio.
Measuring the actual distortion is really problematic. You have to remove the distortion in the source and somehow negate the distortion of the pickup and EQ (please correct me if we are talking apples and oranges). But if I recall correctly, 2-3% is an accepted norm, but with proper equipment I think you can do better than that (I use a Triplanar, which might be the most adjustable arm made).
Sources that have vanishing distortion by LP standards have very low cost and are widely available. So that concern is all about what you don't know about modern audio technology.
The distortion of the pickup is a big part of the problem. I understand why you want to deny it, but I know of no means to play records without one. Do you?
All the adjustments in the world don't guarantee good performance.
Until you show us reliable evidence of better performance, we will be obliged by reason and experience to dismiss the unsupported, undocumented claims of superior performance as just more mere braggadocio.
The key to LP longevity, in this case based entirely on my own experience, is to insure that the cartridge is in fact tracking properly. This is the tricky bit as cartridges and arms are not always compatible. But if you get it right, there will be no hint of distortion regardless of the track in question. At that point you get the minimum wear of the surface as well.
Again, until you show reliable proof to support the expceitional claim of "no hint of distortion' it is dismissed as mere braggadocio.
I find that the biggest enemy of the LP is improper storage and a failure to handle the media properly.
Frankly, given your stream of poorly-informed errors such as your claim that cantilevers are subject to wear even if not used, its not clear what your findings actually mean.
I have in possession a freshly-purchased SOTA test LP from a reliable supplier that I will use as my final standard if it checks out.
Man, if these last several pages don't underscore the inconvenience and inferiority of vinyl, I don't know what does.
The thing that mystifies me is how hard it is to find an LP advocate who knows what they are talking about.
For example, this claim that cantilevers wear out after a few years. Cantalevers are little pieces of metal that can be bent and broken, but don't receive any wear at all in normal use. When they are bent or broken typically the cartridge won't track at all .
Cartidges are relatively simple mechanisms. When they go bad, the results always show up in simple measurements, usually pretty grossly, even gross by LP standards.
There are other parts of a cartridge that do wear out or even sometimes go bad while in storage, But our vinyl expert does not seem to know what they are.
I have a previous version which I use only for the love and ban commands. I just tested the playlist commands and those in the context menu work perfectly, those in the main menu don't.
Audio Hardware / Re: best android phone for listening music with external memory support upto 500 gbLast post by Arnold B. Krueger -
Does all Android phones supports fat32 and ext4 filesystems atleast fat32 filesystem.
FAT32 - yes
ext - with add ons
Suppose I have format my SD card to fat32 and I am able to access using es file explorer on my phone does all applications like music players etc., behave same as file explorer without any errors like file not found etc.,
Support - (fb2k) / Re: Playlist Manager: "Activate on single click" and "Play on double click" settingsLast post by yetanotherid -
I'm kinda curious to know if there's a setting for it after reading your post. I don't use the playlist manager much but for me double clicking always switches the playlist but it never stops the currently playing track and I haven't found a setting that forces it to do so (foobar2000 version 1.3.16)
Could the way the GUI is configured effect that behaviour? I have multiple playlists tabs and for me it makes the playlist manager fairly redundant because it's easy enough to click on a a tab, but all I can get the playlist manager to do is change the "focused" playlist tab when I double click.
Last post by Wombat -
You listen to upsampled PCM, not MQA.
I really am astounded as to just how good the upsampled MQA file is when comparing to the original DXD file. At least from my ears. Not sure what value I would get from MQA then.Like it should sound with any correct downsampled version of the DXD file without MQA.
Last post by fuffi -
I' think, I'm using a patched version, but can't remember which one.
Installed Components shows:
Soft Playlists 2012-10-10 foo_softplaylistsAbout shows:
(C) 2009-2010 Johan De Bock
I tried to update before wasting your precious time, but checking the last threads did'nt help:
Did you try the patched version in post #387?
Have fun with it :Both give a 404 on the Dropbox folder.
So here I read, that the component might still work:
it seems that the plugin is not supporting anymore the creation of playlists: i am trying but it gives only empty playlists. anyone has the same problem? suggestions?
Mine works. Of course I get empty playlists if there are no matches in my library. Are you sure that's not the problem?
I have matches in my Library, but they're not found because the component has an error.
This is what I get when selecting the context-menu "Last.fm -> get Artits top tracks"
name, mbid or playcount values on a track are not strings; last.fm data format not as expected!
Anyone has a working component, or a replacement for the function
"get artists top tracks"
"get similar artists top tracks"
because this is, what I'm trying to do mainly with this component: creating playlists from my library with similar artists tracks of the currently listened song.
Any help is much appreciated!