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General Audio / Cutoff frequencies of lossy codecs
Last post by Klymins -
Hello. Firstly, I want to say that I was wanted to open this topic in the "Lossy audio compression" category but I could not do that because opening a topic in there without selecting a sub category is not possible and this topic is not about a specific audio codec.

I started to see that most lossy encoders are starting to give higher and higher cutoff frequencies for a given bitrate (for example, FhG vs Lame). This may sound attractive, but a higher cutoff frequency means more black space in the frequency area and this sounds horrible to me. (An ABX is not needed per TOS because this is not about quality, this is about "sound color".) For example, a FhG MP3Enc lowest quality encoded 16kbps 11025Hz mono MP3 is pretty good for me, but a FhG Fastencc and especially Lame encoded 16kbps 11025Hz mono MP3 is not very good because of the higher cutoffs. The same thing applies for (for example) FhG MP3Enc encoded 64kbps 44100Hz mono and Lame encoded 64kbps 44100Hz mono. (I can't give an ABX because all of these files are totally untransparent to me. Of course, this does not mean they are all bad.) Of course, very low cutoff points are not good too, but I think the modern encoders are giving too higher cutoff points than the sweet spot. For example, I think 24kbps is the lowest bitrate that makes sense with 11025Hz cutoffless MP3's. Why those modern encoders are giving higher and higher cutoff points every day?
Support - (fb2k) / Re: DSP Switcher issue
Last post by regor -
Will try removing the component, since I only used it to switch playlist locks which can be done with SMP too. Can not think of any other component doing that, and for sure no SMP script on my side is applying a DSP.

If don't see the problem anymore, will report it here. Thanks for the hints to both
Support - (fb2k) / Re: [Arch Linux] Tagging via properties no longer works
Last post by dpc666 -
Damn it, the problem is back, even on a Win10 prefix. It's weirdly inconsistent though. It seems I can add tags that were previously empty, and when I disable and then re-enable IDE3v2, I can edit tags once before they go back to being uneditable.

This is bizarre.
Lossless / Other Codecs / Re: HALAC (High Availability Lossless Audio Compression)
Last post by Air KEN -
@Hakan Abbas
Please tell me the settings for foobar2000 convert.


Encoder: Custom
Encoder file: halac_encode.exe
Extension: .halac

Bit depth
Format is: Lossless
Highest BPS mode supported:

Option switches
compression ratio:
speed: Normal or Fast

3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_httpcontrol
Last post by regor -
is there a template just with artwork only?

This one might come close:
Full cover art is the background, and if you tap it shows just the art and some controls above & below.

unfortunately this template doesn't update in real time like “ajquery-xxx”, when I switch the track in foobar, the information in the browser doesn't change and the cover doesn't change either. the cover is stretched, also.
I'm not sure if foo_httpcontrol could be modified to force a template refresh in such cases.

Anyway, the reason my template refresh on real time is just because I force the template to update itself every x seconds and check for changes, which is a pretty easy thing to add to any template. The android app works the same.

When you ask for a template with just artwork, you mean this?
Full cover art is the background, and if you tap it shows just the art and some controls above & below.
I think I could add such mode to ajquery-xxx. Or maybe a new template.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_vis_text (Text Visualizer)
Last post by Swi -
Hello pqyt and Others. Cans/mays add in window "Text Visualizer" streaks/strips with: slider playback and slider volume, add fadness/boldness to/for fonts .artist, .track; make window with frame "Text Visualizer" transparents, and add show via/through regular expressions what be (to) take .artist, .track from the filename? For example what be (to) take from file name (from “Artist - Title1”), Artist and title via/through regular expression "(.+) - (.+)".
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: [fb2k v2] SQLite Utilities (foo_sqlite)
Last post by AndreaT -
Hi All and Hi @fbuser ,
I need some help on repairing the config.sqlite file/dbase.
I am new to sqlite, so I tried first using "DB Browser for SQLite": exporting to SQL and then trying to rebuild a .sqlite file by importing the previously exported SQL. But I all the times faced blocking errors.

Is it possible to use the Foobar embedded SQLite console?
Or, can anyone give me a step by step process to follow?

Many thanks, Andrea