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Release the content as Audacity projects, then the sellers make a disclaimer that they are not responsible for any technical issues.

I remember the old days when games use MIDI and users needed to take care of all synthesizer stuff.
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Have a look at the Oppo Sonica
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For example, Shure's SRH-1840 is their supposedly best over ear headphone intended for studio use, but it has terrible harmonic distortion measurements, very high 3rd and 5th harmonics (above 10%)
What do other/better headphones measure?   10% would be bad for an amplifier,* but I'm not so sure it's bad for speakers/headphones.    In the context of music, much of the harmonic distortion is going to be masked by natural musical-harmonics and overtones, or it may just be perceived as natural harmonics.

And, it depends where in the frequency range those harmonics fall...   Above 4kHz, the 5th harmonic is above 20kHz so it's out of the hearing range...  You're not going to hear 100% distortion if it's out of the hearing range.   And, anywhere near 10 or 20kHz, the ear's sensitivity is down, so at 10% the harmonics may also be below audibility.    If the distortion is occurring at lower frequencies the harmonics may be more troublesome.

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Is it just ignorance or do the engineers really think high distortion is still inaudible?
I don't know what the threshold of audibility is for distortion, but I know that headphone (and speaker) design is a compromise.     Unless the distortion is terrible, the biggest influence on the "sound" is frequency response...   When you hear a difference between headphones (or speakers), it's usually a difference in frequency response.


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And many say it's clearly audible.
"Many say"?   I wonder if those were scientific-blind listening tests...   I wonder if that's with test-tones or with music...   I wonder if they saw the distortion report/graph before they heard it...     It's kind of hard to do a blind headphone test, and any two headphones are going to sound "different" anyway, so I'd say it's difficult to prove the listeners are hearing distortion.  



* I'm not saying10% distortion sounds worse in an amplifier, but it's easy to build an amplifier much better than that so there's no excuse for that much distortion in a (non clipping) amplifier.   And, you don't want the distortions adding-up.
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Hi Mecha!

I have not tested it with UAC disabled, probably that is why it fails for you. Will do for the next release, thank you for report.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls
Last post by Mecha -
I can't get it to install, I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, both the installer and uninstaller close as soon as I press any button and the option in Toolbars never appears. I have win7 x64, NET4,  and I have a custom theme installed (with UltraUxTheme). I reinstalled foobar and put it in another drive (not C:), tried opening a cmd window and executing from there, tried uninstalling the theme and going back to the basic win7 one, nothing worked. The %appdata% folder and the f2bkcomponent file are unlocked, UAC is dissabled, running as admin does nothing. Not sure what else should I try.

Edit: Fixed it, omg.

Okay, so the problem in my case was the installer, for some reaseon this bit of code

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rem Check permissions
net session >nul 2>&1
if %errorLevel% == 0 (
    echo Administrative permissions confirmed.
) else (
    echo Please run this script with administrator permissions.
    goto EXIT
)

was closing the .cmd file as soon as it opened, I do have admin rights/permissions, so I'm kind of puzzled as to why it wouldn't let me install.
The next lines that gave me an error were the ones that started with 'xcopy', which moved the files from the Release folder and the uninstaller to the DeskBand Controls one, so I deleted them and moved the files manually, so it looks like this

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:INSTALL
set dc=%ProgramFiles%\DeskbandControls
if defined ProgramFiles(x86) (
   %SystemRoot%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\regasm.exe /nologo /codebase "%dc%\Deskband.dll"
) else (
   %SystemRoot%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\regasm.exe /nologo /codebase "%dc%\Deskband.dll"
)


I left the rest of the file as is, I'm not sure why any of this happened but the player works great now.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Biography Discussion
Last post by aeidein -
Thanks for this great script!  I put it in a toggle-able panel:



A few questions:

  • If the button is hidden, is there any way to display the album rating?  Would it be possible to have the rating display in a button, but hide the text (allmusic/last.fm)?
  • How do I change the line spacing?
  • Can I show the image only for the artist, or the button only for the review?
  • Layout Outer Padding Text Bottom seems to affect the top padding as well (e.g. moves the header down).

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Hello WilB,
I think the added functions on filtering are great. As well the console is a great help.
The only thing: I am not too sure if the new filter machanism is working as intended. From the console it seems that I get quite some false matches. See for example this console log where I used your proposed filter ^(?=.*vevo)(?=.*lyric).*$//vevo|warner//lyric:
Code: [Select]
YouTube Track Manager: Match List. Search Artist: Björk; Search Title: It's Oh So Quiet
[
   {
      "ix": 1,
      "uploader": "Björk",
      "title": "björk - it's oh so quiet",
      "descr": "It's Oh So Quiet Directed by Spike Jonze. Written by Hans Iang/Bert Reisfeld. Published by Peer Music (UK) Ltd. ® 1995 BjörkOverseas Ltd/One Little Indian ..."
   },
   {
      "ix": 4,
      "uploader": "BjorkTv",
      "title": "Björk  - It's Oh So Quiet (Official Music Video)",
      "descr": "Directed by Spike Jonze. Written by Hans Iang/Bert Reisfeld. Published by Peer Music (UK) Ltd. ® 1995 BjörkOverseas Ltd/One Little Indian Records Ltd."
   },
   {
      "ix": 8,
      "uploader": "Ernesto Aguilera",
      "title": "Björk - It's Oh So Quiet",
      "descr": "Soon, in true high definition Directed by Spike Jonze. Written by Hans Iang/Bert Reisfeld. Published by Peer Music (UK) Ltd. ® 1995 BjörkOverseas Ltd/One ..."
   },
   {
      "ix": 19,
      "uploader": "Taratata",
      "title": "My Taratata - Nagui - Björk \"It's oh so quiet\" (Live 2005)",
      "descr": "Dans son Taratata à lui, Nagui a choisi de revoir la venue de Björk dans Taratata, reprenant le célèbre \"It's oh so quiet\". It's oh so quiet H. Lang - B. Reisfeld ..."
   },
   {
      "ix": 20,
      "uploader": "Music",
      "title": "Björk - It's Oh So Quiet - Post",
      "descr": "Björk - It's Oh So Quiet (Track 4) - Post (1995)"
   },
   {
      "ix": 21,
      "uploader": "Lip Sync Battle on Spike",
      "title": "Joel McHale performs Björk's \"It's Oh So Quiet\" | Lip Sync Battle",
      "descr": "Joel McHale (Jeff Winger, \"Community\") pulls out all the stops against former co-star Jim Rash (Dean Craig Pelton, \"Community\") during his sync of Björk's 1995 ..."
   }
]
YouTube Track Manager: Match Found. Search Artist: Björk; Search Title: It's Oh So Quiet; Video Loaded: ix: 1; Video Title: björk - it's oh so quiet
In ix:1 there is non of the keywords contained.
I checked as well keywords like '12345nevermatchthis54321', which gave a match in basically all cases. On the other hand, just using 'q' gave quite some tracks, where no match was found at all.
Could it be that the filter is matching not by word, but by letter?
Best regards, MojoBass
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OK, so how I can permanently prevent this grooveex.dll from being loaded to Explorer, without renaming file? Any registry hack?
Either you can try to uninstall the Office component "Microsoft SharePoint Workspace" (in case you don't need it; the grooveex.dll is part of it), or you can use e.g. freeware MS Sysinternals Autoruns* to deactivate or to delete the registry entries in question (just run Autoruns as admin, and perform a search for grooveex on the tab 'Everything').

* https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
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So pretty much most if not all the pro audio companies. I just wonder why some companies come out with very poorly measuring equipment, at least concerning headphones. For example, Shure's SRH-1840 is their supposedly best over ear headphone intended for studio use, but it has terrible harmonic distortion measurements, very high 3rd and 5th harmonics (above 10%). And many say it's clearly audible. I know that's just one example, but the same goes for any other company that comes out with poorly measuring gear. Not so much with amps and DACs, but with headphones. Is it just ignorance or do the engineers really think high distortion is still inaudible?
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Hi folks,

Well, I tried.
I have a Lite-On and an Optiarc drive.
Also tried a notebook Matsushita for that matter.
None of the tracks can't be ripped in any mode, with any configuration changes.
The only luck I got was with CUERipper getting the first two AccuratelyRipped, reported a few messages before.

Analyzing the reading surface of the CD against a bright light, I can see some "blurring" on the chemical layer.
Perhaps this is the problem.