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FLAC / FLAC, volume leveling dynamics of classical and rock
Last post by Creomortis -
Hello,

I have a few hundred flac tracks with a mix of music genre, mostly classical and rock.
I am listening to them in my car. I would like to be able to skip from a rock track to a classical track without losing dynamics from a re encode.

I thought replay gain may be the solution but I've been told it won't help much and may introduce clipping?

Can anyone guide me? Thanks.
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Support - (fb2k) / Installed on Ubuntu MATE 20.04, it won't see my drives
Last post by indiawasphone -
the only local "/" folder I can click on that gives me a subfolder "Home", drives are listed in "media". I even made links to my 3 music folders that are on 3 separate drives, not on the drive that linux is installed on, I leave that one for the OS only, but when I look at the Library after that, it tells me Error, and again when Rescanning. So I assume it is restricted by the OS itself right now.

I tried to open it as Admin, with the huge warning against doing so for people who don't know what they're doing, like why I install Avast! on my mom's win10 computer, useless to those who know what they're doing, pretty good for those who don't or forgot (she calls often about things she used to do in her late 30's on dial-up in the late 90's heh, god bless her). It wasn't able to produce a gui when opened as admin, so right now my only option looks like to copy to the Music folder albums I want to listen to...not very fun, especially since I almost only listen to FLACs, which have been given ReplayGain tags with metaflac for album and per track. Not understanding much how Rhythmbox or Banshee handled ReplayGain and a lot of searches leading me to foobar2000....something I saw often in the past, but I used WinAmp until I stopped using Windows at all, am even tempted to install it through Wine sometimes...anyways. What's the deal? I installed it following this guide :

https://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2018/02/install-foobar2000-snap-ubuntu-16-04/

It says it's for 16.04 and later, I hope 20.04.3 isn't too "later". Program opens fine, sliding album folders in the playlist gives me something in the Name/Value box but nothing playable, it detects the band and album but doesn't list the songs, shortly, nothing gets accomplished. I wanted to try foobar2k finally because of how better (and apparently automatically...Rhythmbox's ReplayGain plugin apparently still needs fiddling with and one shouldn't just select Album mode and leave it at -0), algebra is almost involved here and I'm smart enough to do that, but way too lazy to do it for just a music player when there's one out there automatically setting things correctly with the ReplayGain tags I've added to a lot of my collection with metaflac.

Is there a permission level that's preferable for foobar2k in Ubuntu ? (MATE is just the Linux Mint gnome-like GUI, it doesn't change anything else, I'd use LM, but they are always behind when it comes to kernels, plus Ubuntu MATE doesn't come with the unwanted things plain old Ubuntu comes with nowadays). Kinda frustrated I went through that slow snap process (I hate snaps, guh!, what's even worse is snap commands given to you as help that then say to install flatpak).

Please help a foobar2k n00b :) Thanks!
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General Audio / Re: Vorbis better than opus?
Last post by sld -
How many times have you been pointed at this forum's terms of service?

You have not "actually tested both" for being any "better".

I have to agree with you then and withdraw my outrageously wrong statements.
It's kind of sad for us forum lurkers to see yet another one succumb to confirmation bias instead of performing some really basic scientifically valid audio comparison testing.
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General Audio / Re: Good requantizers?
Last post by saratoga -
Do you want PCM requantization or compression?  If the former, Sox is a good choice, but there are many other options too.  If you want compression, FLAC or MP3 have better compression than DPCM. 
I want requantization, not compression. Especially reduction to 8-14 bits.

I know about sox but it mostly does dithering (with noise shaping), I'm interested in other methods with as little noise as possible (or at least having adaptive requantization and noise shaping like lossyWAV, but I'm unable to output 8 bit PCM with it).
DPCM sounds very impressive but it decodes to 16bit PCM and after decoding I see more bits in use than selected.

The reason encoding to DPCM sounds good is that it is a form of lossy compression.  If you don't want compression, then your options are much more limited since there is a fixed amount of noise that must be present in an uncompressed bitstream of a given size.  You can use things like noise shaping to move that noise around (usually to higher frequencies where it is less noticeable), but you can't get rid of it without either introducing compression or increasing the bitrate. 
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_upnp
Last post by typecrazy789 -
I realize support for this plug-in is non-existent now but I'm wondering if anybody has the answer to this one...I'm using the Logitech Media Server UPnP/DLNA bridge to connect it to Foobar2k using foo_upnp, and it works flawlessly to crossfade until I get a short track less than 10 seconds or so, and it won't crossfade. The log on the LMS side normally shows gapless but with a very short length it returns "gapped" instead, which I presume is triggered by foo_upnp. Is there some buffer setting that might cause this behavior? The same tracks played directly in Foobar2k work perfectly, so it definitely seems to be a bridge issue.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_youtube
Last post by meemosafaji -
meemosafaji, playback should not stop.A warning window should pop up(which can be disabled in the advanced settings)and switch to the next track while continuing to play.It is advisable to use the latest versions of ALL components involved in the process of playing videos from YouTube, and it is desirable to get an API key.
i didnt say that my playback stops, just my game because the warning pops out the game but now that u said that i can turn off the warning on advanced settings i get it thx, i already had the newer version and api key
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FLAC / Re: New FLAC compression improvement
Last post by Wombat -
You can use my old compile. If you want to use the encoder from the recent CUEtools download you need to copy the additional file Newtonsoft.Json.dll
Not to sure about padding. With foobars Optimize file layout + minimize i get this for a single album:
Total file size decreased by 29953 bytes for the CUEtools -8 version and Total file size decreased by 62721 bytes for the flac-native -9 version. I doubt this is much.
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Support - (fb2k) / txtp files from mario kart live: home circuit (nintendo switch) won't play
Last post by ARV -
hi, this is my first time posting here because i have an issue regarding txtp files in foobar2000. i have downloaded an audio dump of mario kart live: home circuit for nintendo switch from hcs64 and when i try to play only some txtp files in foobar i get an error and idk why. i mainly use vgmstream as a plugin for video game music but idk why this happens since it has worked for me before
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