Skip to main content

Notice

Please note that most of the software linked on this forum is likely to be safe to use. If you are unsure, feel free to ask in the relevant topics, or send a private message to an administrator or moderator. To help curb the problems of false positives, or in the event that you do find actual malware, you can contribute through the article linked here.
Recent Posts
1
AAC - Tech / Re: AAC Gapless playback information
Last post by apastuszak -
Ok, the ultimate solution to get this to work:

1. Use beets to move my music into folders based on file type
2. Use xld to convert the FLAC files to AAC, which will write the proper iTunes tags for gapless playback
3. Drag songs into iTunes.
4. Sync iPod
5. Relax and enjoy music.
2
AAC - Tech / Re: AAC Gapless playback information
Last post by apastuszak -
foobar2000 can do so, but you have to configure a column for it.

Also beware that more recent versions have an annoying remapping to %albumartistsortorder% - for lossies, but not for Vorbis comments.

Since I am on a Mac, Foobar2000 is far more limited than it is on Windows.

Right now, I added the $format variable to my path and am using the beet move command to reorganize my library. When all is said and done, I should have top level directories for FLAC. MP3 and AAC.

This will be very convenient, because I can now see which MP3s I have and create a list of CDs I need to try to find. I'm perfectly aware I can't hear a difference, but for archival purposes, I prefer having lossless music. It gives me the freedom to convert to any format.
3
foobar2000 mobile / Reliable bluetooth pause/resume
Last post by HeffeD -
When I turn my car off/on and bluetooth playback is paused/resumed, sometimes playback resumes at the point in the song where playback was interrupted, (preferred...) while other times playback resumes from the beginning of the song. (not preferred...)

Does anybody know why this happens and if there is a way to reliably resume from the point of playback interruption? Other music players have no problems doing this.
4
FLAC / Re: FLAC v1.3.3
Last post by soundping -
"uncompressed"
I think it's a WAV wrapped in a FLAC.  I could be wrong.

EZ CD Audio has that option too.
6
AAC - Tech / Re: AAC Gapless playback information
Last post by Porcus -
foobar2000 can do so, but you have to configure a column for it.

Also beware that more recent versions have an annoying remapping to %albumartistsortorder% - for lossies, but not for Vorbis comments.
7
AAC - Tech / Re: AAC Gapless playback information
Last post by apastuszak -
OK, I have a solution.  I can modify beets to import music and sort it by filetype, so I can get a structure like this:

Code: [Select]
music
|
|-flac
   |
   |-artists
      |
      |-album
|-mp3
   |
   |-artist
      |
      |-album

Then I can use XLD on my Mac to convert the FLAC folder to AAC and dump those AAC files into iTunes.
8
AAC - Tech / Re: AAC Gapless playback information
Last post by apastuszak -
One of things I really want out of music player is to display artists by their name, but sort them by AlbumArtistSort.  That way a group like The Rolling Stones shows up under R and Billy Joel shows up under J. This is the way most record stores organize their, and it's how I have been organizing my music since I first started buying records in the 1980s.

The only apps that seem to do this is MusicBee and iTunes. I tried to do it in FooBar2000, but I if I wanted to sort by AlbumArtistsSort, I needed to display by AlbumArtist.
9
Scientific Discussion / Re: Is DSD conversion a viable means of resampling?
Last post by bennetng -
When upsampling, if the original signal has a 44.1kHz sample rate, no matter how high the target sample rate is, a low pass filter at around 22kHz is still required to remove the correlated images.

When downsampling to 96kHz, as mentioned by the OP, no matter which sample rate you are downsampling from, a low pass filter is still required to limit the bandwidth to <48kHz to avoid aliasing.

So the filter bandwidth requirement for 44.1kHz -> DSD -> 96kHz is no different from for example 44.1kHz -> 192kHz -> 96kHz. However, for DSD64, the DSD -> 96kHz step should use a softer filter with early roll off, for example, starts at 25kHz and stops at 48kHz, in order to trim the DSD noise. See some examples here:
https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/digital-filter-game.23795/post-810355

Apart from subsample delay, if the resampling filters are not linear phase, null test results will also be affected.
10
AAC - Tech / Re: AAC Gapless playback information
Last post by snotlicker -
Ok, here is the full explanation

I was not focusing on what beets can do better than other tools for converting/copying depending on whether the source was lossless or not. Sounds cool but I don't really care about it. I know you do but look at your own thread title and the issues you've repeatedly had by these files causing your ipod to reboot itself. I thought the conversion of FLAC to proper lossy m4a with gapless support that you can play on your ipod was the main point of this thread. How you manage your existing lossy collection is entirely up to you.

Personally, I keep my files organised in folders by codec. This is irrelevant when it comes to browsing my music in <any player> because they all use the metadata. I'm huge nerd for foobar2000 on windows but I use gonemad on android which obviously has zero issues with my folder structure because I browse by the basic album artist/album tags. I can see all albums for a given artist transparently regardless if they're lossless/lossy and they live in completely different folders - it just doesn't matter.

I don't transcode anything these days but if I did, I can easily point <any tool> at my FLAC folder and leave my original mp3/m4a files alone. Maybe this is something to consider?? I believe foobar2000 for mac has file operations like the windows version and you could probably move files to new folders based on their tech info.

https://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Title_Formatting_Reference#.24info.28name.29

edit: just went back and looked that XLD preferences thing and you can restrict it to certain file types. That sounds ideal. Just point it at your base folder and let it run through your flac files. Then use beets or whatever to copy your lossy files without touching the lossless. Surely that's possible?

SimplePortal 1.0.0 RC1 © 2008-2021