I just purchased a Teac Ai 301 DA integrated amp. It has a USB post and I want to play music from Foobar 2000 through the Coincident Victory II speakers hooked into the amp. However, when I plug my iPad into the USB post, music just comes out of the iPad speakers. I do not comprehend why the speakers are circumvented. With Bluetooth, streaming music from Spotify is played through the Coincidents. Can anyone help me. Also, when I install the Foobar2000 app on to my iPad, it oddly is downloaded to the Video Recorder. Where should Foobar2000 land on my iPad? Certainly, the Video Recorder is not the correct runway.
Without any scientific evaluation, just as an idea where you can start experimenting, in my findings you cannot go wrong with :
- Lossless, or LossyWav or WavPack Lossy (basically any encoder which lower bit depth and shift introduced noise in the upper frequency domain), this was the best source in my opinion for further transcoding
- Musepack (matches nicely with SBC's subband allocation), my second best choice
- AAC-LC/MP3 >= 160kbps
- Opus >= 96kbps
- HE-AAC (I've tried this with web radio stations and seems to keep the stereo separation nicely, also the highs are already artificially altered so SBC doesn't seem to make much of a difference anyway)
Just my 2 cents.
With AptX I don't think you have to care too much about the source, because AptX seems to work very much like LossyWav and makes a variable bit depth encoding.
I'm asking how are computer resources used by the query process and what is the optimal hardware configuration to speed it up.
I'm not upgrading my hardware for foobar2000, but since I am upgrading it anyway, I just want to make sure no stone is left unturned to make autoplaylist initialization as fast as possible.
You could also look for an old Dual turntable. I still have mine. They are belt driven, have a 7 1/2 lb. platter, and a speed adjustment with a built in strobe.I was going to say something similar. In the days when I still messed around with vinyl because better things hadn't been invented yet you basically had two types of turn tables. TTs for listening used to have a heavy platter so even if the motor wasn't that good, the inertia of a few hundred grams of spinning metal would prevent audible fluctuations. They also came with a thick rubbery mat so the vinyl wouldn't move in relation to the platter.
TTs for DJ-ing on the other used to have ultra light platters made of aluminium. This allowed them to reach or change target speed extremely quickly, useful for beat matching etc. They also often came with a slipmat made specifically to have very low friction for easy scratching and pitching.
Needless to say, if you want to record the vinyl true to its intended sound (and don't want to spend money on digital versions) you would want to invest in one of the first types of turntables and stay away from the DJ types.
This version writes non-zero value to the avgBitrate field like prior to version 2.51 ("Encoding Params" remains the same as 2.62) .
..Problems gone i'm happy, but i will mabye post here again if the problem reappears
foobar2000 wants to offer superior experience regardless of format. Fast seeking, gapless playback, working volume control, ReplayGain and all other DSPs work with everything. Peter has been adamant about this part and I don't expect it to change.
Do yourself a favor and try foo_input_sacd with the default PCM conversion mode and see how much better the usability is. Also you'll notice that the audio quality is 100% identical.