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General A/V / Re: Blu-Ray and DVD Authoring on Ubuntu Linux using only FOSS
Last post by CherylJosie -
AC3 is a mandatory codec, whereas EAC3 is optional, so it's possible some old players won't support EAC3.

Thanks for that tip. I guess I'll let the second render complete before I try burning. At this speed it's going to be a full day.

I just noticed that the DTS profile I created was wrong. The encoder is dca, not dts. I'm trying it again on a small render to see if it works.

What is the difference between ac3 and ac3_fixed? Should I prefer one or the other for blu-ray?
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General A/V / Re: Blu-Ray and DVD Authoring on Ubuntu Linux using only FOSS
Last post by Chibisteven -
If you include cheap jewel case in the price the cost is around the same.
https://www.amazon.com/Maxtek-Standard-Single-Clear-Assembled/dp/B00TL1CXCM/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=cd+cases&sr=8-5
https://www.amazon.com/Maxtek-Ultra-5-2mm-Clear-Jewel/dp/B01G4A8OYI/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=cd+cases&sr=8-9

Also, you can only burn one disc at a time. With USB flash drive, you can use USB hub to transfer to multiple drives at the same time.
How many discs do you need to give a single client?  If one has multiple burners and a decent computer it's possible to do more than one disc at a time.
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General - (fb2k) / Custom tag remapping
Last post by CatQueenCole -
Hi! I have a fairly convoluted set up for translating the tites non-english music:
%title% (original language title)
%title english% (official english title of the music)
%title translate% (unofficial translation of the title)
%title latin% (latinization of the original title if its not in a latin script)

its quite the hassle to have to constantly enter a long string of $if statements for title formatting. I read about the automatic tag remapping that foobar does (i.e. the %album artist% tag checks for %album artist%->%artist%->%composer%->%performer%) and was wondering if there was any way to write custom scripts like these for use in foobar? i cant seem to find any discussion on this topic anywhere.

Thanks for any help you can provide!

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General Audio / Re: soundstage
Last post by AndyH-ha -
It would be interesting to be able to recreate the experience and then exchange the David Hafler speakers I had for some others considered good, to see if the sound stage depended on the speakers. But then again, it might have depended on the relationship between the speakers and the room. But since I now have neither speakers or room, nor funds to set up a new system here. answers are not likely to be forthcoming.

I do have plans to put a headboard on my new, much smaller, bed. Playing certain kinds of recordings can help me get to sleep. Since that setup also produced a significant sound stage, I should be able to experience it again -- I hope.
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General Audio / Re: soundstage
Last post by AndyH-ha -
My recordings that produced a good sound stage did so consistently -- when the room plan wasn't disturbed. It was a delicate, but very real, thing.

While it was mainly my own listening experiences, I did have a guest one day whom I wanted to listen to a particular recording. This was not about sound stage but the rather exquisite musical quality. That guest was literally open mouth amazed about the sound emanating not from the speakers but spread out in the space between them, something he had never experienced before. The sound stage was not an aspect I hadn't considered in selecting the recording.
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General A/V / Re: Blu-Ray and DVD Authoring on Ubuntu Linux using only FOSS
Last post by CherylJosie -
That can be a bit expensive for some people to just give out flash drives.  Especially considering the cost per disc vs cost per flash drive.

Yes, the disc itself is cheaper, but you can't just give away the disc, it needs to be inside the case.
If you include cheap jewel case in the price the cost is around the same.

Also, you can only burn one disc at a time. With USB flash drive, you can use USB hub to transfer to multiple drives at the same time.
Set and forget, no interactions necessary.

Nowhere near automation at this point. I'm just learning to walk. Thanks for the pointers.
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General A/V / Re: Blu-Ray and DVD Authoring on Ubuntu Linux using only FOSS
Last post by CherylJosie -
ac3, ac3_fixed, and eac3 all played back.

dts didn't add a bitstream.

ffmpeg documentation doesn't mention eac3.

Which ac3 should I use for blu-ray? Are any of them compatible? I'm trying to make sure this disc works on any blu-ray if possible. Compatibility is more important than quality for a first cut.

Thanks.
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General A/V / Re: Blu-Ray and DVD Authoring on Ubuntu Linux using only FOSS
Last post by Markuza97 -
That can be a bit expensive for some people to just give out flash drives.  Especially considering the cost per disc vs cost per flash drive.

Yes, the disc itself is cheaper, but you can't just give away the disc, it needs to be inside the case.
If you include cheap jewel case in the price the cost is around the same.

Also, you can only burn one disc at a time. With USB flash drive, you can use USB hub to transfer to multiple drives at the same time.
Set and forget, no interactions necessary.