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General Audio / Re: Merge two audio files (ADX extension)
Last post by notbugme -
Thanks so much for the answers.
I'll surely pay attention to clipping now, it doesn't seem to be present but it's good to know what might be a potential problem.

Since it's a complete song used just for listening I don't need any looping, but the info are interesting and might come handy in the future. I might ask more on this if the time comes.

If I were to convert it in ADX again, wouldn't a lossy to lossless to lossy conversion lose more quality? That's why I thought to use FLAC to keep it as source and for PC listening, and then eventually have a copy as MP3 or OGG for portable compatibility.
Speaking of that, if I need to convert it to 44100 Hz, should I pay attention to other side effects? Is Audacity still ok for this?

Thanks again.
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I don't know on which old HDD I have my collection of Apollo... I only found few of the latest versions.
Normally all my downloads preserve server times but not this time.
Link: http://rgho.st/7s784CyM7

Hello Thundik81

Not to worry, the Apollo webpage is pretty comprehensive about release dates for each version:
https://web.archive.org/web/20070708000620fw_/http://koti.welho.com/hylinen/apollo/News.html

Also, did you get around to grabbing those fb2k versions I'm missing?
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,114604.msg945710.html#msg945710

Thank you very much! Already downloaded the Apollo package, I'll upload them for the next update
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I'm interested in filling up the Apollo page with more versions. If you have them lying around, please get in touch! (check the About page)

I did some serious research these last few weeks, trying to obtain information as accurate as possible for the dates displayed for each file (that information will come handy for some site improvements I've been planning).

I researched release notes, readmes, zip file timestamps, and even PE timestamps; and hopefully the pages now portray as accurately as possible what was released when.

I don't know on which old HDD I have my collection of Apollo... I only found few of the latest versions.
Normally all my downloads preserve server times but not this time.
Link: http://rgho.st/7s784CyM7
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This is minor, but I thought I'd still report it. When I run the foobar2000 online troubleshooter, I see the following:

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foobar2000 troubleshooter

The following components found on your system are known to be problematic and should be either uninstalled or updated to their latest versions:

foo_facets.dll : Facets 1.0
Reason: Repeated crash reports.
Download the latest version...

I'm already using foo_facets.dll 1.0 as per what is available through the download link in the online troubleshooter, so it's not possible to download the latest version to fix the problematic component message. Shouldn't the link to download the latest version be removed from the troubleshooter? Development on this component appears to be dead.

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General - (fb2k) / Re: New HDD and Mass lossless conversion
Last post by Peter -
There should be a "Comparing failed" in each decode error notice.
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I did some serious research these last few weeks, trying to obtain information as accurate as possible for the dates displayed for each file (that information will come handy for some site improvements I've been planning).

I researched release notes, readmes, zip file timestamps, and even PE timestamps; and hopefully the pages now portray as accurately as possible what was released when.

Also, I decided to upload/update several MP3 encoders this time around:

  • Sound Limit MP3 encoder
  • Audioactive Production Studio and Player
  • YunaSoft MP3 Encoder (actually a FhG ACM codec frontend)
  • Some Blade versions that I found lying around in my HDDs
  • Also, an 8hz-mp3 version of the same origin
  • Ditto for another SoloH version
  • Several new versions of FhG MP3 Surround tools, and a Winamp plugin
  • A new(er) version of SCMPX

If you have LAME versions not featured at the LAME page, please submit them!
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rjamorim, rc55, 2017? I think I will go back to sleep, something seems very off.

:ph34r:

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How modern to use github. Soon you will use github pages, markdown and github LFS for the files...

LFS sounds interesting, but RW burns way more bandwidth than what they provide... (and I'm way too old to learn markdown now that I kinda grasped html)
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Got another example -- I have partially retuned the restoration processor -- most got rid of the surging.   it was mostly due to the depth of linear expansion being allowed to be too deep in the time/dB axis.   I made the dB expander sections more solid (longer averaging times).   The dB expander sections use an atypical attack/release structure -- because it isn't one.  It basically doesn't understand attack/release but rather chases the signal around for reasonable dB bounds.   If I had used a traditional attack/release structure, the surging and expansion artifacts would be MUCH worse.  Unfortunately, there was a small loss in noise reduction -- because the gain control for low levels is less quick.   This whole thing is a tradeoff.  Even though it is not scientific, I have a sample of another song off the same album.  The same song gets boring over and over again -- also the original example '14.pais*' wasn't really the 'best' quality recording, but REALLY SHOWED the general capability of the restoration processor.  In that previous example, there was even some pre-limiting and limiting and super-fast dynamic limiting in the result -- but I'll bet that you cannot tell when it was happening!!! (very good limiter design -- doesn't distort or intermod unless desperate.)   So, attached is the example with the retuned result.  (One reason why I sometimes have troubles with the examples is that my ears are so darned variable -- so at night I'll think that the sound is okay -- then in the morning, I'll hear a defect.)  The only defect that I can tell this morning in this example would normally be inaudible (might be able to see the noise floor, however with careful digital analysis.)
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General - (fb2k) / Re: New HDD and Mass lossless conversion
Last post by Porcus -
How can I find those 4 track pairs in that huge text log ?

What do you find at the end of the log?

For text files this big, Notepad++ is your friend.
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Unknown error code (0x887D0003)
Last post by Wammbo -
Ok i reinstall my realtek audio driver to latest version it fixed for me the problem please close thread. thx for the help.