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Audio Hardware / Buying vintage receivers
Last post by apastuszak -
I'm in a market for a 1970s style vintage receiver.  Mostly because I love the look of them.  But I am trying to sort snake oil from science when it comes to recommendation.

Using Craigslist, I found two model I am interested in at a reasonable price:

1. A Hitachi SR-603 receiver from 1978
2. A Technics SA-505 receiver from 1982

When I visit forums on the Internet that deal in vintage gear, I am being told that I will need to "recap" the receiver, adjust the bias and replace bad transistors on anything older than 20 years, and I should be prepared to learn to do to it myself, or spend $300-$500 to have it done for me.

I don't have a huge issue with this price tag.  I just wan to know whether any of this is necessary or if it's just more placebophile snake oil.

And my next question is, does anyone still make a receiver that looks like an old 70s model with a tuning dial and vu meters?

3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: External Tags
Last post by Case -
I posted a quick update for the component a moment ago that includes the streaming changes. There's still apparently some potential weirdness possible with local subsong-enabled formats so other updates are on hold until I get those sorted.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: External Tags
Last post by sveakul -
Case:  first, thank you for planning on deleting the wrapper when the external tag is deleted, that will make it much easier to visually see what actually still has an External Tag from the properties window.

Second, WOW, your instructions on how to do a stream image display from a link instead of embedding in a wrapper works great!!  It even works fine without having to add a wrapper first.  Much appreciated!  For others who would like to see the steps I did:

1.  In Foobar's Prefs/Display/Album Art/Front cover, type the path to the folder you have images in (can be ANY folder path) into the Search patterns box followed by %COVER%, for example "E:\Media\%COVER%" (no quotes), and save.

2.  Select a stream from your playlist and, if it doesn't already have one, add an External Tag via right-click-->Edit External Tags;  you do NOT have to add a wrapper first.

3.  In the resulting Properties window, hit the "Tools" button on the lower left, and choose "add new field"

4.  Make a new field named COVER in "Field name", and in the "Field value" box, type in the file name of the image you want to display for that link that exists in the folder you specified in step #1 (E:\Media), like "blue ocean.jpg" (minus the quotes), and hit OK.

5.  Now refresh the link by double-clicking on another link, then double-clicking the modified link;  VOLIA, the picture you chose is displayed!  Sometimes it seems to need a second refresh to "take."

The above is tested for radio streams.  The think I like about this method vs. the wrapper embed is that it's fast and easy to change the image and you don't need to add that file size to the external tag itself.  Thanks again, Case, for your instructions!
General - (fb2k) / Re: Reading codec info in some video files
Last post by wcs13 -
EDIT - Nevermind, I corrected the mistakes one by one (there were 4 more mistakes in lines 17, 484, 3389, 3401), until the "out.txt" file was exactly 3505 lines.
Then I did the rest of the procedure and it all worked out beautifully. Thank you ! :)
Now I have to check thoroughly that there are no mistakes in the newly created %width% and %height% tags. Fingers crossed !
Opus / Re: Opus 1.3 is out!
Last post by eahm -
I am sure they released a stable version after they addressed those "problems" and tested it.
Opus / Re: Opus 1.3 is out!
Last post by madmax -
as far as i remember there were some "problems" during the beta test. means, some people reported it actually sounded *worse* on some samples than 1.2.1

i might be wrong though, i am not a "heavy reader" here.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: AdPlug
Last post by thecoreyburton -
Thank you for the response. That would make sense. SONG_0.XR1 (along with the rest of the files from Xargon) are particularly loud examples in contrast to other adlib tracks as well, so that could also be a contributing factor.

3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_beefweb - modern web interface
Last post by hyperblast -
You support adding music files over a URL but in my weird case it doesn't work. I try to add a youtube URL, when I have the foobar Youtube component installed (foo_youtube).
This depends on how foo_youtube and foobar2000 core interpret the URLs. Probably foo_youtube has it's own URL scheme (e.g. not https://) and its custom UI produces playlist items with that scheme, so foobar2000 core could interpret them correctly.
Adding plain https:// URL likely would be interpreted as a regular HTTP stream source.

Any chance you can take a look at it or tell me where to check in the source code?
I'll take a look at this, probably it could be done on either client or server side, I'm not sure which is better :)
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