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Lossless / Other Codecs / Re: How to convert DTS 5.1 (one file wav/dts+cue) to multi-ch Flac
Last post by j7n -
The 24-bit field in the header means that the DTS was originally created from this bit depth. As DTS is a lossy codec, the encoded waveform is always an approximation of the original signal, and usually decoded to 24 or 32 bits anyway. The higher range is effectively only used during the quietest sections.

You can choose the bit depth to use under "Converter setup" - "Choose output file format" - "Output bit depth". A 24-bit FLAC will be very large, about double the size.

The wrongly reported number of channels only happens if your DTS is encapsulated into a fake WAV or other format. You can strip the WAV header, use a .dts file extension, then the DTS will play in most programs than can play videos, but you can't use it to burn a CD easily, or verify with Cuetools.
General Audio / Re: How can I convert DVD-Audio do DSD ?
Last post by Skie -
PCM DSD converter doesn't recognize wav from foobar as wav file.
sox.exe FAIL formats: can't open input file `Test.wav': WAVE file fmt with padded samples is not supported yet

Any advice?

Is there any one step soft DVDAudio to DSD ? There was sonore iso2dsd_gui.jar men isn't working now...
CUETools / Re: I tried to repair a CD-rip with EAC 1.5
Last post by korth -
If someone ripped the CD with different results (because different manufacturing CD or something) where it shows?
You could enable 'Detailed log' on the 'Advanced Tab' of settings
the results of rips as a whole CD will be added to the CUETools log (.accurrip file)
Note: Due to an issue with early versions of the CTDB EAC Plugin, it is recommended to avoid doing a repair when the CTDB shows only 1/x. (where 1 is the number of rips in the database that match that CTDBID and x is the total number of rips for all CTDBIDs)
each CTDBID is a different rip result and each CTDBID that has more than 1/x rips may be due differences in the CD that was ripped (different manufacturing, a manufacturing flaw, etc.).

You can also view the top 10 for the layout of your CD on the database site.
Copy the CTDB TOCID from the EAC extraction logfile
Code: [Select]
and add that to
Code: [Select]
The Cf column to the far right is the number of rips that match each CTDBID.

How can I open the .accurip file that gets created when repairing?
The .accurip file is a text file that can be opened with a text editor such as 'notepad'.
Lossless / Other Codecs / Re: How to convert DTS 5.1 (one file wav/dts+cue) to multi-ch Flac
Last post by Skie -
Thank you Rollin for your kind reply.
I did "almost" the same thing ... that is, in the Processing section I didn't check "Enable decode postprocessing". After I did that, the results were as expected.
One thing that makes me wonder (and something irritating) is that when I check the properties of the dts file (the original one) it shows 2ch, i.e. stereo, even though the spectrogram shows 6ch. It is normal or something can be done to show 6ch like in this FLAC after conversion.
foobar2000 mobile / Re: Sorting Asian Characters
Last post by starisme -
Thanks for the info!

I assumed there was an option to convert asian characters to a latin string in iOS because using the DS Audio app (, songs are sorted by pinyin and grouped into the resulting letters in the side nav correctly. For example, 王菲 is spelled in pinyin as WangFei which is then sorted under W and grouped in that bucket. I think it would require detecting and converting asian characters to latin script rather than a custom sort or character classification.

For iOS it seems like Core Foundation allows the conversion of asian unicode characters to pinyin. I am less familiar with android but I assume there is the equivalent
General - (fb2k) / Re: Comparisons between Libretro, PPHS, Sox, etc resamplers?
Last post by darkflame23 -
This site has lots of examples and comparisons of the technical differences between various SRCs. Anyone can download the test files and run the tests for themselves with any SRC too, and upload their findings back to the site admins.

That's just for quality though, not speed, I think. I always use FinalCD for downsampling 96 to 44 as it's technically the best, but I don't think it will ever run in real time!
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