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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Media Library not working since I switched to portable instalation
Last post by anamorphic -
Rollin, I don't know. I added a ss of how it looks like atm. Either on Default or Library Selection Viewer, nothing shows.
No, those are not Library Viewers. In the screenshot you have the Playlist Manager and Playlist Viewer. To see the library, click Library menu > Album List.

Or even better add the Album List to your layout. To setup a quick layout, go View > Layout > Quick Setup > select a layout with the Album List.

(Not sure what you had before)
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Opus / Re: I want to know few things about Opus. Please help me out!
Last post by blurry_light -
Opus is two parts: SILK is made for voice, CELT is made for music. When it really comes down to it, CELT is so good that it does speech quite well too, but either way, Opus is the highest-quality low-delay codec ever developed, and still manages to be the highest quality archival format.
I'm intrigued by the part I made bold; generally, by "archival" one means a file format that isn't used much for the purposes of listening, but to keep around stored somewhere in case, say, another lossy encode is required. This is usually, thus, a lossless format such as FLAC, and not a lossy encode. Or am I misunderstanding something?
Here "archival" only means in a way that's not interactive. Your music player counts as "archival" in that sense because you're not trying to listen to audio you've encoded only a few milliseconds before. It's a generally easier task than interactive applications (e.g. videoconference) because there's no constraints of the size of the chunks you process and how much you look at the "surrounding audio" to process a chunk.

Ah, that's interesting, so indeed I was misunderstanding. Thanks for the explanation!
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Opus / Re: I want to know few things about Opus. Please help me out!
Last post by jmvalin -
Opus is two parts: SILK is made for voice, CELT is made for music. When it really comes down to it, CELT is so good that it does speech quite well too, but either way, Opus is the highest-quality low-delay codec ever developed, and still manages to be the highest quality archival format.
I'm intrigued by the part I made bold; generally, by "archival" one means a file format that isn't used much for the purposes of listening, but to keep around stored somewhere in case, say, another lossy encode is required. This is usually, thus, a lossless format such as FLAC, and not a lossy encode. Or am I misunderstanding something?
Here "archival" only means in a way that's not interactive. Your music player counts as "archival" in that sense because you're not trying to listen to audio you've encoded only a few milliseconds before. It's a generally easier task than interactive applications (e.g. videoconference) because there's no constraints of the size of the chunks you process and how much you look at the "surrounding audio" to process a chunk.
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Audio Hardware / Re: Choosing the right amplifier (Rotel vs Primare)
Last post by greynol -
you have an input signal and you should have an identical output signal
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fletcher–Munson_curves

the sound engineers should be competent for the input signal creation
I prefer to use what is convenient and at my disposal in order to enjoy otherwise good content rather than pass it up because I have a phobia of tone controls.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fletcher–Munson_curves

How are the engineers supposed to address this little problem?
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Media Library not working since I switched to portable instalation
Last post by phryxo -
Rollin, I don't know. I added a ss of how it looks like atm. Either on Default or Library Selection Viewer, nothing shows.

No it should work exactly the same as normal install. You did not have to uninstall your original foobar, you can have as many portable installs alongside as you like.
Ugh... The pain...

If you have a System Restore point from before, you could try to roll back.
I'll give that a shot.
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Opus / Re: I want to know few things about Opus. Please help me out!
Last post by blurry_light -
1. A lot of people on the Internet say that Opus should not be used for music. It's made for Voice data and telephony applications.
Opus is two parts: SILK is made for voice, CELT is made for music. When it really comes down to it, CELT is so good that it does speech quite well too, but either way, Opus is the highest-quality low-delay codec ever developed, and still manages to be the highest quality archival format.

(Bold emphasis mine).

I'm intrigued by the part I made bold; generally, by "archival" one means a file format that isn't used much for the purposes of listening, but to keep around stored somewhere in case, say, another lossy encode is required. This is usually, thus, a lossless format such as FLAC, and not a lossy encode. Or am I misunderstanding something?
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Rating
Last post by jazzthieve -
An alternate method I use  (requires some setup) is to use keyboard shortcuts (numpad) to rate your songs.

-First get foo_masstagger and install it.

-After install, you need rate scripts to rate your tracks but if I'm not mistaken these come standard with the component. Check by right clicking a track, select Tagging, select manage scripts. If you see something like "Rating= 1", "Rating = 2",.... you're good to go.
If not create a script by selecting "add", then "add value, set field name to RATING, set field value to 1, then save. Repeat for other rating values.

-Bind keyboard shortcuts to rating scripts: Go to foobar preferences, select keyboard shortcuts. Under the assigned shortcuts window select "add new". In the action window search for context/now playing-Tagging-Scripts. You should see your rating scripts. Select a rating script and bind it to the key you want. For example Rating= 1 to Ctrl numpad 1. Repeat for other ratings. Select global hotkey if you want to rate tracks when foobar doesn't have focus.
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