Dark mode could really help with the popularization of fb2k among non tech-savvy folks, that's for sure (that is, if such popularization is desired at all).
If you look through the hydrogenaudio forum you'll see that talk about a dark mode goes back as far as 10 years now. This oft repeated idea that a dark mode simply isn't wanted is a myth that needs to die. Your own experience is exactly the same as mine, MANY people would love a dark mode. You even talk about people refusing to use foobar all together because of the win95 look. Just look at the hardware industry, everything is programmable RGB nowadays. And there's a good reason for that. People want colour customization.
It's also not even really about tech-savvy vs non tech-savvy. If you want any kind of colour customization for the menu bars and scroll bars you need to switch to CUI. Which is simply inferior because you can't use facets. In a poll I saw on this forum facets was listed as the main reason why 70% of the fb2k users still use DUI.
You should be asking why Windows does not apply a Dark Mode to all Win32 applications in a generic way
The reason I don't ask that question is because I already know the answer. It's all about money. Windows only cares about making money, which is also why they are sabotaging their software with a bunch of annoying uninstallable bloatware. It's absolutely ridiculous that the first thing I have to do with a new windows installation is install a program in order to uninstall the massive amounts of bloatware.
As long as Windows has the monopoly I know that optimizing these features for the user isn't their primary objective (tracking people and stealing their data is).
This is exactly the reason why I ask for a dark mode for foobar. I'm sick and tired of waiting on big tech companies to introduce simple and blatantly obvious features. If you look at all the hydrogenaudio posts talking about a dark mode for foobar, you'll see that they go back more than 10 years. And as this thread clearly proves there are many people including senior members who would like to see this feature come to foobar. And I imagine the users of many other popular programs would like to see a dark mode for theirs too.
So my point is that if windows still hasn't enabled something this simple and obvious then I feel at this point it's safe to say that it's never going to happen.
Don't get me wrong, I love foobar, it's absolutely fantastic the way it is. I just feel that this feature has been talked about so much and for so long that it deserves a little more recognition.
Last post by alec.tron -
Awesome, thanks for fixing those bugs which I wouldn't have ever be able to identify as such, and updating to 2.19 !!! Following your examples, I was able to get the compound version of the above working as well. So as this took me a bit of poking around again, so for anyone who wants/needs something like this, i.e to combine Featuring & Remix credits into the title of a track in one go - you need to add these to the Mapping Dialogue as new fields at the end:
Last post by lithopsian -
Its a Q7.8 value in dB Which is 16 bits (signed), hence an integer in the range -32768 to 32767. The dB is assumed and not present in the encoding, only the number. The integer can be converted back to dB by dividing by 256 (ie. shifting by 8 bits).
Last post by Jebus -
Ugh, i'm still confused about the format of these tags.
According to the RFC, its a Q7.8 value in DB similar to ReplayGain (as Garf stated, ReplayGain - 5). Except then they say (in the next paragraph) that its a maximum 6 character, 16-bit integer with no "dB" in it (i'm assuming its a scalefactor not in dB at all). Which the hell is it??
Last post by jazzthieve -
Setup 1 gives you the total amount of albums next to the node as long as %album% tag field is filled in. No idea how you get to see total songs instead of total albums as nowhere in the view mode does it define anything that relates to a single track. So either your explanation of setup 1 is wrong or you didn't do as I advised. The %album% view format and %album% PRESENT filter gives me exactly the amount of albums when I test it. %album% view format simply groups all %album% together, unless you made something like %album% %title% or %album% %filename%, something that would group according to a smaller element (relating to an individual file) you won't be seeing a count that relates to amount of total songs.