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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Linear Phase Subwoofer
Last post by Gadgety -
Hi, Wow, a Linear Phase cross over!! I'm new to Foobar2000 and I've only just installed and opened the app, but this is my first impression: Mindblowing!

What I noticed that I found mindblowing:

* The amazing flexibility and ability to control settings
* Ms delay resolution down to 0.1 ms. Just wow!
* Negative delay - so that sub may be "prelayed"
* 12 different types of cross over filters and with adjustability within each!! Wow!
* Adjustable FIR length in fractions of ms
* Snap back to original settings when unsync/resync - nice safety net when/if I mess things up

Features I found that possibly could be added are:
* Additional names for the filters such as their db/octave or "Linkwitz-Riley" etc
* A dual ms/distance scale for the delay
* A version of delay adjust for when multiple subs are used and they are not equidistant to the main speakers/listener.
* In addition, I understand this is mono signal for the sub channel, could it be made into stereo?

I have a few questions:

If I unsync L/R there will be some influence on the total cross over frequency/timing curve. I guess this influences phase? Will this enable stereo LFE if I have more subs? I have two, and cross them over quite high in the range, so I will need stereo or lower the cross over frequency.

Bass processing is resource intensive. The adjustable FIR lengths, which I assume is the same as "filter taps" (please correct me if I misunderstand) enables a balance between resource usage, the time it takes to process and quality. If I set it to max, the 700 ms, I assume this will render the highest resolution in the bass. Is this correct?

Thank you for this outstanding plug in!!

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General Audio / Re: Swinsian on MAC, awesome!
Last post by tomstephens89 -
I'm amazed that it's been around since 2011 apparently (https://swinsian.com/support/changelog/) and I've never heard of it.

Thanks for this, I'm going to have a look as it looks quite promising.

I was surprised as well. I thought the only option for us MAC users outside of converting to ALAC for iTunes was Clementine. Ive tried to like Clementine but the interface is terrible, it needs a major update and feels laggy anyway.

Tried VOX as well, but the Library functionality sucks.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_playlist_revive
Last post by BlackRitus -
@Moderation: Please remove the dead link from the first post completely.
No one benefits from it and it's confusing.
There are constantly users claiming they couldn't find it / it's offline, especially when they look at the date.
And then they think
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[attachment=5807:foo_play...t_revive.zip]
is the new link, which also doesn't work...

Please just edit it, no one will be mad at you.
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General Audio / Re: Do you keep "hi-rez" downloads as hi-rez, or do you convert?
Last post by Fairy -
I have downsampled hires files before to 44/16 FLAC and couldn't notice any difference. Nowadays I keep the original file in FLAC format. Just because I have no space issues and the rest is maybe just for peace of mind I don't know. I'll have to do some ABXing sometime with 192KHz files against 44.1 upsampled to 192KHz files to see if I notice any difference. I think I cannot.

I only downsample if it is needed. I've had a 64KHz album once that just doesn't play on any hardware I own. That was a very strange (non-standard?) spec. After conversion to 16/44 it worked perfectly.
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Audio Hardware / Re: Objective measurements of portable players using df-metric
Last post by Serge Smirnoff -
Good question. To be honest, I don't know. My speculative guess is -35dB (histogram median) for portable audio. I would love to test some perfectly designed player in order to have high anchor. Another question - what player is considered as good/best sounding? 

For testing non-portable audio components (receivers, transports, amplifiers) I need precision audio interface for acquisition of analog signal. For these devices Df values will be lower.

If you mean ideal device in mathematical sense, all Df values will be -Inf dB. Current accuracy of Df computation is -145 dB so all of them will be around this value ))
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General - (fb2k) / Request for help on my own skin
Last post by Loigzorn -
Hello everyone,

I'm new to this forum as I`m to foobar2000. I guess you could call me a newbie :))
So I'm not sure if this is the right place to post such request.
In the last few weeks I took my first steps to create my first own Skin and atm it looks likes in the picture below.
I do like how it looks but I think I have some kind of bug in my coding. Right now I'm at a point where I don't know how to solve it on my own. So I hope you can take a look at it. The problem is: sometimes if a new song starts or if I start playing a different playlist it switches to one of the other views. For example form "Playlist" to "Bio".

The related code looks like this:
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$puts(back.color,42-44-46)
$puts(font.color,215-215-215)
$puts(font_dark.color,85-85-85)
$puts(button_h.color,0-250-206)
$puts(button.color,0-235-191)

//--MAIN PANEL SWITCHER

$ifequal($get_ps_global(showpanel),1,
$showpanel_c(Playlist,1)
$showpanel_c(Lyrics,1)
$showpanel_c(PlayItem,1)
$puts(PlaylistButton,$get(button.color)),
$showpanel_c(Playlist,0)
$puts(PlaylistButton,100-100-100))

$ifequal($get_ps_global(showpanel),2,
$showpanel_c(Bio,1)
$showpanel_c(Lyrics,1)
$showpanel_c(PlayItem,1)
$puts(BioButton,$get(button.color)),
$showpanel_c(Bio,0)
$puts(BioButton,100-100-100))

$ifequal($get_ps_global(showpanel),3,
$showpanel_c(Youtube,1)
$showpanel_c(Lyrics,0)
$showpanel_c(PlayItem,0)
$puts(YoutubeButton,$get(button.color)),
$showpanel_c(Youtube,0)
$puts(YoutubeButton,100-100-100))

$textbutton(20,20,100,50,Playlist,Playlist,SETGLOBAL:showpanel:1;
REFRESH,
fontcolor:245-245-245 brushcolor:$get(PlaylistButton),
fontcolor:255-255-255 brushcolor:$get(button_h.color))

$textbutton(135,20,100,50,Bio,Bio,SETGLOBAL:showpanel:2;
REFRESH,
fontcolor:245-245-245 brushcolor:$get(BioButton),
fontcolor:255-255-255 brushcolor:$get(button_h.color))

$textbutton(250,20,100,50,Youtube,Youtube,SETGLOBAL:showpanel:3;
REFRESH,
fontcolor:245-245-245 brushcolor:$get(YoutubeButton),
fontcolor:255-255-255 brushcolor:$get(button_h.color))


The first time this bug occurred was as I implemented the second panel switcher on the left side. It is written on a differnet layer so I don't know why they should be related to each other in any way.

If there is anything missing to find a solution please let me know!

Thank you kindly for your time :)

Loigzorn

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Opus / Opus 1.3-rc2
Last post by jmvalin -
I just released Opus 1.3-rc2. This is a second release candidate for the upcoming Opus 1.3. Changes include:
  • Fixing an issue with bandwidth detection
  • Enabling Ambisonics support by default
  • Using mapping families 2 and 3 for Ambisonics (instead of experimental families 253 and 254)
  • Enabling hardening by default

This release also comes with three other releases:
  • libopusenc 0.2
  • opusfile 0.11
  • opus-tools 0.2

With these releases, opus-tools now depends on both libopusenc for encoding and on opusfile for decoding. The main difference is that opusenc is now able to use look-ahead, which helps when encoding speech and music at low-ish bitrates. Please give all of these a try and report any problems.

Source code: opus-1.3-rc2.tar.gz
Win32 binaries: opus-tools-0.2-win32.zip
Win64 binaries: opus-tools-0.2-win64.zip

Edit: Add win64 binaries
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General Audio / Re: Do you keep "hi-rez" downloads as hi-rez, or do you convert?
Last post by bdunham7 -
I see a lot of derision for high bitrates and "peace of mind" thinking.  OK, I accept the consensus that 96K AAC with a good encoder is "good enough".  However, I have more storage than time and I have no need to economize on space, within reason.  I see no reason not to retain higher bitrates, especially for lossy--even that 320kbps MP3 doesn't cost me much space.  I archive everything as it is received or recorded, whether that is MP3, FLAC, DSD or the 24/96 "needle drop".  Then I typically convert to FLAC of one sort or another for convenience and true gapless playback. 
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