Maybe a %media_library_status% field that could be put in status bar?
... Then the only demo track they seem to play is some shitty old horn or string music from the Stone Age. ...
And... Hotel California
(I think I used to enjoy that song before I met audiophiles)
Guess this is what i keep from this OT ramble, thanks.
What is the difference between (native) FLAC and Ogg FLAC?
You can think of an audio codec as having two layers. The inside layer is the raw compressed data, and the outside layer is the "container" or "transport layer" that splits and arranges the compressed data in pieces so it can be seeked through, edited, etc.
"Native" FLAC is the compressed FLAC data stored in a very minimalist container, designed to be very efficient at storing single audio streams.
Ogg FLAC is the compressed FLAC data stored in an Ogg container. Ogg is a much more powerful transport layer that enables mixing several kinds of different streams (audio, data, metadata, etc). The overhead is slightly higher than with native FLAC.
In either case, the compressed FLAC data is the same and one can be converted to the other without re-encoding.
ffmpeg -i input.flac -af "aresample=44100:resampler=soxr:precision=33:osf=s16:dither_method=shibata" -acodec alac output.m4a
Klipsch F-30 tower speakers.I don't know anything about those but Klipsch has a good reputation. There's probably nothing "wrong" with them, but it might be a matter of taste.
5) To the extent you can tell, is the harshness in the upper-midbass region 150-250 Hz or midrange 1-2Khz? Or elsewhere? HighsHave you tried simply turning-down the treble? I don't know anything about the EQ/tone controls on your receiver but that would be a good place to start and it costs you nothing..