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General - (fb2k) / Re: foobar2000 for mac
Last post by q-stankovic -
Some requests for meaningful features for the new bottom bar:

1. double click on bottom bar shows playing track in playlist (similar behaviour like status bar in windows version of fb2k)
2. right click opens context menu for playing track
3. small album art left to the track information.
4. some kind of volume control (in windows i liked the volumebar-pop-up)
5. icons for "random" and "stop"
6. If the queue functionality will be implemented: use a popup-window like in itunes to show queued tracks
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Right options for downsampling with SoX Resampler
Last post by lvqcl -
As I'm obviously not executing the resampler under the CLI, but on FB2K, I guess the only choice I have for reducing the bit depth from 24 to 16 bits, is by checking the "Output bit depth" on FB2K's converter's "Choose output file format dialogue box', right?
Correct.

At the same dialogue box, I should leave "Dither" unchecked for the sake of leaving up to SoX resampler's discretion how to appropriately deal with it, correct?
Wrong. SoX resampler (as any other fb2k resampler: PPHS, dBPA/SSRC, SRC, ...) receives floating point samples and outputs floating point samples. It doesn't reduce bit depth.

If you want to use dither then you should check "Dither" checkbox or use any dithering DSP plugin ([1], [2]).

SoX resampler contains only resampling algorithm from SoX utility, and nothing else. It doesn't add dither and doesn't reduce bit depth.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Right options for downsampling with SoX Resampler
Last post by includemeout -
To @lvqcl‍ and others who may want to chip in:

Discussions on quality apart, I, upon using the FB2K SoX Resampler plugin for downsampling 24/96 FLAC files to 16/44.1 WAV,  was wondering whether I'm doing it the right way or not, as follows:

As I'm obviously not executing the resampler under the CLI, but on FB2K, I guess the only choice I have for reducing the bit depth from 24 to 16 bits, is by checking the "Output bit depth" on FB2K's converter's "Choose output file format dialogue box', right?

And...
At the same dialogue box, I should leave "Dither" unchecked for the sake of leaving up to Sox Resampler's discretion how to appropriately deal with it, correct?

Finally, those two questions are just that: question from someone whom is obviously doing that for the first time and wants to make sure they're doing the right thing - no implication whatsoever on whether dithering (which has been discussed ad nauseam here and elsewhere) is  a good thing or not.

Thank you.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Biography Discussion
Last post by WilB -
New Version: Biography 1.0.0

NEW: Improved menu options.

NEW: Touch Control (enable: menu > layout > options)***.

NEW: Last.fm track reviews. In last.fm review mode there is now a choice of displaying album and/or track reviews (menu > sources > review > last.fm type).

NEW: Ability to cycle cover images: front/back/disc etc and/or those in designated folder (menu > sources > cover).

NEW: Theme options, e.g. Text: Show Summary First (menu > layout > theme).

NEW: Lock option (Middle Click: "More Items Button"). Stops track changes updating display.

NEW: Open containing folder (menu > sources > open containing folder).

NEW: Tag writer: Write Tag: "Locale Last.fm" [multi-value].
   First value: $meta(locale last.fm,0). Usually town/city, e.g. The Beatles -> Liverpool; Madonna -> Bay City
   Last value: $meta(locale last.fm,$sub($meta_num(locale last.fm),1)). Usually country, e.g. The Beatles -> United Kingdom or Madonna -> United States
   Whole value: %locale last.fm%, e.g. Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom
   Library Viewers: see documentation for example patterns for View by City and View by Country

CHG: Tag writer: tags written can now be set from menu.

CHG: Require shift can now be set for the menu items: "Write Tags...", "Paste Text From Clipboard" (new default behaviour requires shift) and "Playlists" (panel properties ["Menu items..."]).

CHG: Requires Spider Monkey Panel - if you're unfamiliar with it, then it's based on JScript Panel but has a modern Javascript engine. Spider Monkey Panel can be run alongside JScript Panel, & so other panels can continue to run in JScript Panel if you don't have Spider Monkey Panel versions.

*** for an extra scroll experience, if you don't have a touch screen, enable touch control and drag with left mouse button down.

Updating
Panel properties will be reset as its a new panel. Export JScript panel properties or back-up layouts before updating if you want a record. Importing JScript panel properties isn't supported: panel properties have been overhauled & more key options are now on the menu. Server settings in biography.ini should update automatically if upgrading from a recent version, i.e. 0.9, 0.9.0.1, 0.9.0.2 and 0.9.0.3. If updating from an older version, biography.ini will be reset and the original backed up.
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