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Development - (fb2k) / Request: Dark theme -- yeah, I know, AGAIN.
Last post by bokeron -
Hi! Please don't' hurt me yet. :))

I know Windows only provides dark theme support for UWP apps. That can't be a excuse anymore. People has been asking all over the internet please dark theme for foobar2000 for years!

Everybody is providing a dark theme for their apps.
Just recently even MP3tag has implemented it. I mention it because I had pleaded its developer in the past to do do it... and he wasn't too enthusiastic about the idea. Well, now it has a dark theme, too.
As does Audacity, MKVtoolnix, Notepad++, Calibre... it's becoming harder to find a program that does not offer a dark mode.

And please don't start with the usual mantras...
  • "You can use [...] if you don't like foobar2000" mantra. I do like foobar, and that's why I ask for a dark theme, or I'd be gone long time ago.
  • Yes, I would do it myself if I had the knowledge. I don't.
  • I know it can be done with Columns UI. I don't like Column UI  ::)

So, please, could you hear the crowd asking for this?

I don't know if it's going to be useful but I'm dropping a poll here so... well... you can vote.

Support - (fb2k) / Multiple outputs - why
Last post by glong -
I am confused as to why there are multiple 'Default Speakers (2-ASUS.... '  in my output

Just curious and for the sake of tidiness -  - Where do these devices live and why are there 2 almost identical ones there?
 One is Exclusive and the other is not.

This seems weird since I have not installed or updated  more than once with this windows install and hence wonder where they came from.

I would have been less concerned but for the fact that the Exclusive does not play certain files .  ..... The simple error is 'cannot play...'. I have not found any common format or bitrate for any that dont play.

All the tracks that do not play with the Exclusive driver, do actually play with the other default Xonar Speakers and they also play with the legacy ASIO component.

The sound of both default Xonar drivers is identical to my ears.

.....although, incidentally,  the ASIO lacks a touch of midrange.  I did not listen all that hard but the Default primary driver sounds a touch duff, which seems strange since I dont think there is a Windows driver for the Xonar. In other words, it should still be the Maxtech drivers working away as primary sound driver - and therefore not be any different to the others.

So the questions are -

How did multiple drivers end up in there? 
Why is one not working properly?
Can I remove the bad one?
And finally - how do drivers end up designated exclusive?

Many thanks
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: JScript Panel
Last post by snotlicker -
I made a small mistake updating the spectrogram seekbar scripts by not adding the callback that handles the playlist being switched when playback is stopped. The files bundled with the component have been updated but for anyone who already downloaded v2.7.2 and are using the updated script already, just add this inside your panel.

Code: [Select]
function on_playlist_switch() {
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Playlist-Tools-SMP
Last post by regor -
Just pushed a new update. Clone the repository to get the latest changes (Code/Download zip) instead of using the releases page.

### Added
- Buttons: buttons' text color can now be customized via menus on the bar menu (Shift + L. Click on the bar).
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Playlist-Manager-SMP
Last post by regor -
Hi. Can you please add colour customization for buttons - for dark themes and styles? I use a high-contrast dark style in Windows, and in a Foobar the buttons in your scripts are displayed as "black font on a dark background". Or if i turn off the style, i have "white buttons on dark Foobar theme background". ::)

Done, check latest update ;)
Readme updated (with full installation instructions). Clone the repository to get the latest changes (Code/Download zip) instead of using the releases page.
### Added
- UI: buttons' text color can now be customized via menus.

Check previous reply's script to convert relative paths to absolute paths if Spider Monkey fails loading the scripts.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: JScript Panel
Last post by snotlicker -

- Add `IThemeManager` `GetThemeColour`. See docs and the `basic\SimpleThemedButton` sample which now works properly with the `Windows` high contrast themes instead of having a fixed text colour which could clash with the background.
- The `spectrogram seekbar` and `track info + spectrogram seekbar + buttons` samples now display the cached spectrogram image for the selected track when playback is stopped. Existing users will need to update the scripts in their panels from the [Configuration Window]( `Samples` menu.
Other Lossy Codecs / Re: SoundStream: An End-to-End Neural Audio Codec. How exciting is it?
Last post by includemeout -
While these codecs [Opus and EVS] leverage expert knowledge of human perception as well as carefully engineered signal processing pipelines to maximize the efficiency of the compression algorithms, there has been recent interest in replacing these handcrafted pipelines by machine learning approaches that learn to encode audio in a data-driven manner.
They just forgot to mention by whom.
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