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ATL .NET is a fully native, C# library that reads and edits metadata from various digital audio formats, playlists and CUE Sheets.

Version 2.0 source and compiled library are now live on GitHub and NuGet : ATL .NET


Supported audio formats : AAC, AIF, MP4, M4A, AC3, DTS, DSF, DSD, FLAC, MIDI, APE, MP1-2-3, MPC, OGG, OPUS, OFR, PSF (and sister-formats such as SSF, DSF, ...), SPC, TTA, VQF, WAV, WV, WMA, MOD, XM, S3M, IT

Supported tagging standards : ID3v1.0-1.1, ID3v2.2-2.4, APEtag 1.0-2.0 and format-specific tagging (e.g. WMA)

Supported playlists formats : ASX, B4S, FPL (experimental), M3U, M3U8, PLS, SMIL (including WPL and ZPL), XSPF


Version 2.0 is a major overhaul of versions 1.x aimed at providing a cleaner code and transparent test coverage.

Any comment, request or contribution is most welcome.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Boosting volume above 100%?
Last post by 2tec -
I don't actually particularly like this, because I listen to a lot of new music off CD or downloaded from Bandcamp and so on, and I found it hard to set foobar correctly so that un-ReplayGain-tagged files don't suddenly jump out. Probably a way though.
It's of course not a universal solution, but you can apply negative gain to files without RG-info. I currently use -8dB pregain with great pleasure.
It may not be universal, but I do this too, based on this ~ http://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,66453.msg593150.html#msg593150
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I only used mkvmerge and yes all tagging was done one by one (within foobar)). Wmv files won't work for example since mkvmerge can't convert those. Most files were mp4 and had no problem with those after converting to mkv both in playback and tagging. I have no idea about .rm files.
And yes, you're right, there is other software that is probably more appropriate, don't ask me which one because I'm not using any. I only did this foobar project to testing purposed and see if it was possible to combine music and movies into one config without getting into each other way (it wasn't).
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Foobar movies manager? Yeah I did that, didn't pursue it any further as I saw no real use in it to warrant further effort.
Made a test layout with columns ui with playlists, playlist viewer, library tree, image brower and infos. Click action in the el playlist launched vlc player via foo_run. This is what it looked like.
Just put all in an mkv container. Foobar can tag the files (the audio part) and they play in vlc without any issue.
@jazzthieve , that looks great ! Thanks for your input. I could probably achieve a similar result with DUI.

So the key point would be to put everything in mkv containers. A batch converter (wihout reencoding, obviously) should do the trick. This one for example : https://www.ghacks.net/2013/06/04/change-video-formats-to-mp4-or-mkv-quickly/
I am however worried that such converter can only handle a limited number of video formats. What about old .rm files for instance ? (or many other formats)

And what about the tagging ? Did you do it yourself ? That looks like a tedious work (all movie info, titles, dates, names; etc.). Or is there an online tagging database such as for audio files ?

Ultimately, I wonder if other software such as JRiver would be more appropriate for such purpose (or an equivalent free software with extensive tagging abilities, if there is one).
I'm undecided right now.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Playlist location going forward
Last post by Daeron -
It was a one-time change. Add said folder to your backups and you should be fine in the future.
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General - (fb2k) / Playlist location going forward
Last post by CyberTootie -
After having a couple instances where my foobar2000 playlists got screwed up/corrupted/whatever, I stumbled upon the plugin autobackup which allowed me to back the playlists up intermittently as I saw fit. This saved me on at least one occasion and was huge as foobar2000's playlists are an integral part of my workflow, the result of hours upon hours of production decisions. Today I had to do a hard restart and I came back to foobar to all the errors that will sometimes come up when you do such a thing. Went to the backup and started replacing files, but my playlists weren't there. To my horror, some playlists remained, but the playlists I'd been actively working on were empty in foobar2000. %$E%^$##%E##%$#^$%$$$%@%#$%@%$%@#%$@#$%@%$#%$%@$#$%$#%@

I came to find autobackup plugin was set to backup the directory "playlists", but the directory foobar puts the playlists had been changed to "playlists-v1.3". I'm sitting here just pulling my hair out wondering why in the world this subtle yet ultimately disastrous change was made, and if, moving forward, every major foobar update will change this directory, breaking the backups unless I remember to manually change the target directory.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_upnp
Last post by wharfinger -
Hello everybody
I set up my foobar2000 with foo_upnp for streaming and downloading over the internet to foobar2000 mobile on my phone. The connection and navigation works fine but there are a few problems I couldn't fix:

The streaming profile is set to: transcode 'never' only if lossless. So if I'm on my phone and want to download a M4A track foobar2000 on my PC would convert the track to WAV.
If it is lossless, the track would be converted to MP3. Just like it set it up. But why is the M4A track converted to WAV at all?
So I set it to: transcode 'always'. This means that FLAC or ALAC and also M4A tracks are getting converted. Okay. But I think M4A doesn't need to be transcoded, a transcode of lossless files would be enough.

Next and bigger problem: if I download some transcoded MP3 files, all the metadata is missing. The metadata is all there in playback, but after downloading it all is gone. Does anyone know how to solve this problems?

Best regards
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WavPack / Re: bits/sample, kbits/second?
Last post by EekWit -
Thanks for the answers, guys. Do you personally prefer one mode over the other?
Specifying bits per sample allows bit rate to scale linearly with the sample rate. I'm not sure if this results in a constant quality in practice, but to me it makes more sense in a distribution format than setting a constant bit rate.
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if you backup your full configuration there should be no specific problem with foo_plorg
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Opus / Re: Point of transparency of Opus 1.2
Last post by doom-drone -
I don't use lossy since my DAP has 400GB of space. But from testing opus when i had a phone with 128gb memory, it was 160kbps with one album needing 448kbps.