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Opus / Re: Point of transparency of Opus 1.2
Last post by includemeout -
I think the biggest thing right now is getting it supported in software and hardware so it can be used more widely. It seems to be the way forward.
By the time Opus finally gets widely supported by car stereo manufacturers I'm in.

Though I may turn the tables on my own as soon as I finally upgrade my smart phone to one with external storage support, who knows.
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Since then, are those "popclicks" still there with no delay option ?
Actually, I'm routinely using it for encoding video soundtrack. Don't use it for music.
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Audio Hardware / Re: Differences in Portable Players
Last post by Porcus -
Easy to drive headphones are not all earbuds or IEMs either (a common perception mistake people make far too much)

What about the other way around? I would be surprised if I bought an IEM off the shelf and found out it was too hard to drive, but threads like these are for eliminating unpleasant surprises.
But too loud volumes could be an issue, I guess? If you hit the pain threshold at volume level 2 of 10 (or was it 11?) and destroy the IEM at 5, you have a bad combo.
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Audio Hardware / Re: Differences in Portable Players
Last post by Chibisteven -
Is compatibility vs "any reasonable portable headphone" any issue nowadays?
Impedance / available output volume ...?

There's probably a few players that are designed for difficult to drive headphones but my opinion on those is that isn't as worth the money that could spent on other things that are much more worth it.

Easy to drive headphones are not all earbuds or IEMs either (a common perception mistake people make far too much), you can get some good full size headphones that are easy enough to drive.
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Audio Hardware / Re: Differences in Portable Players
Last post by Porcus -
Is compatibility vs "any reasonable portable headphone" any issue nowadays?
Impedance / available output volume ...?
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Audio Hardware / Re: Differences in Portable Players
Last post by Chibisteven -
You could certainly be justified in paying a bit extra for a better UI, larger storage and/or compatibility with more file formats.

Pretty much those are the points that are worth spending extra on.  You can also be justified paying more for a model with a better battery, too.

Storage and compatibility with more file formats are the ones I look at most.  The UI as long as it's half-way decent isn't as much as concern unless it's truly too crappy for me to use.  I usually prefer players that have wheels to scroll through songs, I hate the button scrollers.  If the UI interface is bad I check to see if there is working stable "RockBox" port available and if there's any issues with that port that could affect your enjoyment before passing it up if the storage is good but want to save a few bucks.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_discogs
Last post by eamatag71 -
If somebody finds something don't forget to post it here!!!!
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_discogs
Last post by eamatag71 -
It's strange, but my discogs app on android phone doesn't display images too....
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: De-emphasis components
Last post by Juha -
MIM method has some aliasing issue with low order filters so I made improved 1st order coefficients :

Code: [Select]
1 [ 0.45855794 -0.08474775 ]
  [ 1.0    -0.62618980 ]

1 [ 2.15724369 -1.33446450 ]
  [ 1.0    -0.17722082 ]

Magnitude quite close with sox new.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Anyone tried using foobar2000 as a video manager?
Last post by Coreda -
foobar would be perfect for that, if only there was an EASY solution for tagging all kinds of video formats without some of them becoming unplayable (so without writing tags to the video files). The proposed foo_tags component doesn't look easy and I can see some potential problems. A centralized tag database handled by foobar would be better, don't you think ?

Yeah the thing to watch out for is trying to tag the video files themselves since after doing some encoding myself any videos encoded with 'faststart' (or non-Mp4 equivalent) for browser/streaming optimization would require re-encoding since it places the metadata/subs at the beginning of the file. Hence why some files 'break' when tagging them (there could be other causes but that's the one I know of).

Haven't looked at doing the foo_tags method since I prefer tagging the files directly for important tags and often rename files. I suppose wrapping the videos in another container could work, though I have so many of them :p

Currently I still just name the files in my usual method which keeps almost 4,000 of them all organized in a single directory, and search for them using Everything. Oh, and for looking at recent videos I also use File Explorer's Sort By and Group By to group them (eg: Today, Yesterday, Last Week, etc).

Foobar movies manager? Yeah I did that, didn't pursue it any further as I saw no real use in it to warrant further effort.
Made a test layout with columns ui with playlists, playlist viewer, library tree, image brower and infos. Click action in the el playlist launched vlc player via foo_run. This is what it looked like.
Just put all in an mkv container. Foobar can tag the files (the audio part) and they play in vlc without any issue.

Very cool.