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Long time ago there was this thing called psychedelic screensaver, which paired up with a particular player and displayed real trippy patterns that went to the music.

Does anything like this exist for foobar...???


Thanks.
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Development - (fb2k) / album art loader and custom filesystem
Last post by 3dyd -
In my case there is custom filesystem API implementation, that declares its paths as local (filesystem::is_remote() returns false).

Somehow during the external art finding process, a directory of the track location may be get opened as a file for read. In my case everything is a file, so filesystem::open(open_mode_read) does return a file, instead of throwing exception_io_not_found(). And the problem is, if there are no other album art candidates, art loader ends up with a text "Unsupported format or corrupted file".

Note, it seems an opening directory as a file happens only if 'Search patters' (Preferences -> Display -> Album Art -> Front Cover) is empty, or contains an empty line, or contains commented out line (thanks @WilB for initial research). So my hope is that this is not expected behavior and was just overlooked, since overall scenario is quite exotic.
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If your goal is to fool someone, I assume it's easy to fake-out the software by using an exciter effect before encoding to FLAC.
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Not if its too old to update.  :)  I hate the idea of throwing away an old phone even of the android 2.3 era that can still work as a media player for mere audio which is not real demanding.  Think of them more as beaters and loaners, or I can just leave one in each car... (i like having a backup 911 phone anyways, figured I might as well load them with audio, and no i dont currently carry a newer cellphone on me at all times anymore)

I dont plan to use music below 10kbps, just speech.

Honestly if Codec2 were supportable it sounds better at 3kbps than what I heard of opus at the bottom of it's range.  But since we dont have a player for that i'm wondering if there's MELPe or anything else supportable.

You can use foobar2000, AIMP, PowerAMP (paid) or GoneMAD (paid).
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General Audio / Re: Album Art Downloader XUI
Last post by enibra -
Hm, thanks for your feedback.

It's really stupid how the Windows Creators Update and .NET 4.7 are intervened such that it seems impossible to reinstall. I can pretty much chose between reinstalling Windows alltogether or waiting for the next .NET release. :(

I'll use AAD on my laptop then. It's just too good. :)
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No it isn't. It's entirely up to script authors if they want to cater for this sort of thing. I believe the registry can be queried to get the current DPI setting with WshShell..

Code: [Select]
var WshShell = new ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");
var blah = WshShell.RegRead("HKCU\\....");

Here's a silly example with an extreme tooltip size made with the changes I mentioned in the previous post.

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As far as the sample rate is concerned, would I get better quality recording at 96000 and then downsampling to 44100/48000 with SoX for playback or should I record at a lower rate to begin with (bearing in mind that I am using a relatively cheap recorder)?

Just record at 44.1 or 48, and don't worry about it :-)
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Thanks a lot.
It seems to be a good idea to resolution.
It is my knowledge gap in portable apps programming traditions.
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DTS had an advantage with bluray, but that's been in decline for a long time

I think the number of DTS-HD MA titles far outstrips Dolby TrueHD titles and most new titles have DTS tracks even though it's an optional format? Certainly in my collection TrueHD titles are really in the minority and I have a lot, both movies and TV.

According to wikipedia, DTS-X is defined similarly to Atmos:

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Rather than define a fixed number of channels, one for each speaker, DTS:X allows the "location" (direction from the listener) of "objects" (audio tracks) to be specified as polar coordinates. The audio processor is then responsible for dynamically rendering sound output depending on the number and position of speakers available. Dolby Atmos uses a similar technique,[12][13] although the speaker layout employed by cinema DTS:X is the sum of Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D.
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General Audio / Re: Help with detecting real 320kbps and FLAC
Last post by j7n -
Regardless of the tool used, you need to lower the floor to -120 or -130 dB and make a spectrogram that is big enough to discern detail. Have at least 20 pixels per second. If Spek can only make small images, use SoX instead. Analyze at the difference channel for stereo files, which will reveal more artifacts.

I use the following command line for SoX for analysis. The remix effect adds one more channel with the difference between L and R.

sox.exe "INPUT.WAV" -n remix 1 2 1v0.5,2v-0.5 spectrogram -x 5000 -y 257 -Z -10 -z 120 -o "INPUT.WAV-lrs.png"

Instants where the signal falls below the "shelf" will show as black. You want the spectrum between 16 and 20 kHz to be quite "dense", and show no blocking at all for lossless sources. Encode a few 320 kbit files of different music genres yourself and analyze them to learn what to expect.