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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: JScript Panel
Last post by snotlicker -
I made a small mistake updating the spectrogram seekbar scripts by not adding the callback that handles the playlist being switched when playback is stopped. The files bundled with the component have been updated but for anyone who already downloaded v2.7.2 and are using the updated script already, just add this inside your panel.

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function on_playlist_switch() {
seekbar.item_focus_change();
}
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Playlist-Tools-SMP
Last post by regor -
Just pushed a new update. Clone the repository to get the latest changes (Code/Download zip) instead of using the releases page.

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### Added
- Buttons: buttons' text color can now be customized via menus on the bar menu (Shift + L. Click on the bar).
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Playlist-Manager-SMP
Last post by regor -
Hi. Can you please add colour customization for buttons - for dark themes and styles? I use a high-contrast dark style in Windows, and in a Foobar the buttons in your scripts are displayed as "black font on a dark background". Or if i turn off the style, i have "white buttons on dark Foobar theme background". ::)

Done, check latest update ;)
Readme updated (with full installation instructions). Clone the repository to get the latest changes (Code/Download zip) instead of using the releases page.
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### Added
- UI: buttons' text color can now be customized via menus.

Check previous reply's script to convert relative paths to absolute paths if Spider Monkey fails loading the scripts.
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php?topic=120979.msg1003329#msg1003329
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: JScript Panel
Last post by snotlicker -
v2.7.2 https://github.com/marc2k3/foo_jscript_panel/releases

- Add `IThemeManager` `GetThemeColour`. See docs and the `basic\SimpleThemedButton` sample which now works properly with the `Windows` high contrast themes instead of having a fixed text colour which could clash with the background.
- The `spectrogram seekbar` and `track info + spectrogram seekbar + buttons` samples now display the cached spectrogram image for the selected track when playback is stopped. Existing users will need to update the scripts in their panels from the [Configuration Window](https://github.com/marc2k3/foo_jscript_panel/wiki/Configuration-Window) `Samples` menu.
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Other Lossy Codecs / Re: SoundStream: An End-to-End Neural Audio Codec. How exciting is it?
Last post by includemeout -
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While these codecs [Opus and EVS] leverage expert knowledge of human perception as well as carefully engineered signal processing pipelines to maximize the efficiency of the compression algorithms, there has been recent interest in replacing these handcrafted pipelines by machine learning approaches that learn to encode audio in a data-driven manner.
They just forgot to mention by whom.
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Other Lossy Codecs / Re: SoundStream: An End-to-End Neural Audio Codec. How exciting is it?
Last post by 2tec -
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Lyra is a high-quality, low-bitrate speech codec that makes voice communication available even on the slowest networks. To do this it applies traditional codec techniques while leveraging advances in machine learning (ML) with models trained on thousands of hours of data to create a novel method for compressing and transmitting voice signals.
~ https://github.com/google/lyra
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Other Lossy Codecs / Re: SoundStream: An End-to-End Neural Audio Codec. How exciting is it?
Last post by Kamedo2 -
But at higher rates I'm left wondering if there is a quality ceiling or other glaring weaknesses.

Since it is 24kHz, it will never be transparent on hard samples.

To be a fully versatile codec, it needs to have full 48kHz support. A strong protection against packet loss and data corruption is definitely needed. Streaming codecs should recover its state quickly even when some data are lost forever.  Existing codecs such as Opus and AAC are built with fast recovery from partially corrupted streams in mind.

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General - (fb2k) / Windows foobar2000 on Apple Silicon in Parallels
Last post by frogworth -
I have for years run foobar2000 in a Windows Parallels VM on my MacBook Pros.
It's been fine, of course, because MacBook Pros have been Intel machines - up until now.
I'm desperately up for a new machine, and wondering whether to go down the Apple M1X route (or whatever the chip will be called), but TBH foobar2000 compatibility is one of my highest requirements.

So I'm wondering whether the new Macs would be an option for me?
From what I can see, you need to install Windows 10 on ARM Insider Preview and then Intel apps using a Microsoft emulator.

I don't have enough knowledge to tell whether it would work.
In particular, I have no idea how it would go with components - e.g. I suspect that the old waveform seekbar would not work as it requires some arcane DirectX version to be installed; maybe the (sadly mono-only) waveform minibar would.

Can anyone help shed light on this?
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Other Lossy Codecs / Re: SoundStream: An End-to-End Neural Audio Codec. How exciting is it?
Last post by Markuza97 -
This format will never be popular for normal people.
It will only be used if they offer transparent delivery, just like Opus in YouTube.
Not a single person knows what Opus is, but they all know what YouTube is.
For normal people, MP3/AAC/FLAC will remain standard FOREVER...
Its not just the size, you also need to take encoding speed and battery life in consideration.
Why are people still using MP3 compared to Opus?
Why are people still using H.264 compared to H.265?
Why are people still using JPEG compared to WebP?
With the advance of 5G, I don't really see a need for these very low bitrate fornats...
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