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General - (fb2k) / Way to bulk delete Music files from Foobar and Hardrive at the same time?
Last post by ObamaBinBush -
Example in Serato selecting multiple songs and Ctrl+Del deletes from Serato but doing Ctrl+Shift+Del deletes from Hardrive as well(puts them into recycle bin)

I tend to use Foobar a lot to organise and edit Tags so would like to be able to bulk delete files from my Hardrive from within it as well as navigating to specific location on Hardrive for each Tune using 'right click/navigate to containing folder 30 times is nonsense.
Help a Brother you wonderful people :)
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MP3 - Tech / Re: Permanently normalize volume when converting lossless to MP3?
Last post by Porcus -
That means it isn't a lossless process.
Usually it is so close to lossless that there is no loss that hadn't already incurred upon mp3 encoding.
Mp3Gain might get a problem if you reduce volume by -212 dB and increase volume by 172 dB according to this post: https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php?topic=34154.msg299025#msg299025

But seriously who does that except out of curiosity or as proof of concept?
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Development - (fb2k) / Foobar2000 for Mac: Equalizer refinement
Last post by rongjiang -
First of all, many thanks to all the devs who made Foobar possible for mac.

As I understand, "This application is provided as-is. It is by no means complete, though most of the features implemented are known to work reasonably well", can we have labeling for the equalizers in the next version to come? I don't have the best ears, and really couldn't figure out to what extent is a band amplified/limited until it clips or becomes inaudible. It would really help if we could have them up on the sides.

Thank you so much for whoever sees this.
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MP3 - Tech / Re: Permanently normalize volume when converting lossless to MP3?
Last post by jaybeee -
1. you can add Replaygain tags, so that compatible software/hardware will make the necessary volume adjustments.
2. you can apply those Replaygain tags to the actual file thereby altering the file's volume; software/hardware isn't necessary to implement the volume changes.

The image is from process #2 above. It's actually changing the file's data. That means it isn't a lossless process. But it's not lossy in the sense that we tend to understand it; it hasn't re-encoded the audio.
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CD Hardware/Software / Re: Review: Best burners for reading/burning audio CDs
Last post by MrRom92 -
The lite-on ihas drives are not that accurate in my experience. Bought an ihas624 (all indicators seem to point to it being the same drive as 124, but with more “unlocked” features) and it failed my CD ripping tests. LG Blu Ray drives (eh 14ns40) were able to read flawless discs that the lite-ons continually choked up and produced errorneous reads on. Though the lite-ons are faster in secure mode thanks to the fact that they do not cache audio. So at least they have that going for them. This method of testing and ranking drive accuracy is very flawed and not indicative of how it will handle tricky discs in real-world scenarios, such as discs with strange EFM patterns, or degraded CD-R media, etc.


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FLAC / Re: FLAC v1.3.3
Last post by MrRom92 -
I’m curious what happened to 1.3.4... it seems we went backwards to 1.3.3 again?
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